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1869 Skeleton Corset

1869 Skeleton Corset

Photos, details and a pattern for an 1869 American skeleton corset. It has no fabric between the boning channels, just a few horizontal tapes to hold the bone casings together.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

Nikki maps out all the pieces of the main corset in detail, and shows how all the pieces fit together to give a truly versatile garment.

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W.H.K. & S. “Catharine Hayes” Corset

W.H.K. & S. “Catharine Hayes” Corset

Laurie provides an in-depth case study of this beautiful, lace-trimmed, 'Victorian Edwardian' Corset - an intriguing auction find.

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The Pipestem Corset

The Pipestem Corset

Nikki guides us through the mysterious waters of the pipestem corset, including a bit of history and a lesson on what is / is not a pipestem.

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Interview: Lowana O'Shea of Vanyanís

Interview: Lowana O'Shea of Vanyanís

Lowana discusses her life in corsetry, including tips on business, photography, and making your professional dreams a reality.

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Interview: Karolina Laskowska

Interview: Karolina Laskowska

This week we interview Karolina Laskowska, of Karolina Laskowska Lingerie, about her past, present and exciting future plans.

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Three Mr Pearl Corsets

Three Mr Pearl Corsets

Jenni discusses three corsets that she recently saw on a trip to Somerset House, the Bath Fashion Museum and The Barbican.

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Interview with Lucy Williams

Interview with Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams (aka Bishonenrancher) is a passionate corset wearer and collector. She shares her experience of corsetry as a customer and a maker.

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Case Study: Barbara Pesendorfer

Case Study: Barbara  Pesendorfer

Barbara Pesendorfer produces some of the most extravagant and distinctive corsetry and costume in Europe. But you might know her better as Royal Black.

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Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe isn't an easy corsetiere to categorize; blending historical corsets with modern styling, and mixing with a touch of whimsy.

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Melanie Talkington

Melanie Talkington

Inside chat with Melanie Talkington, owner of Lace Embrace Atelier Inc., corsetiere to Dita von Teese and Cathie Jung, and antique corset collector.

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Case Study: Charlotte Raine

Case Study: Charlotte Raine

Professional corsetmaker Charlotte Raine tells us how she got started, how her business works and about working with the Jane Austen Centre.

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Case Study: Kate Mior

Case Study: Kate Mior

We talk to Kate Mior of Totally Waisted Corsets about how she juggles a business in corsetry with a career as an international street performer!

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Case Study: Mauricio Bernal

Case Study: Mauricio Bernal

We interview corsetmaker Mauricio Bernal about making his grandmother's house into his studio, and the difficulty of getting busks in Columbia.

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Case Study: Mark Garbarczyk

Case Study: Mark Garbarczyk

We talk to Mark Garbarczyk, a British foundationwear maker who's tried and rejected formal training in favour of taking his own learning journey...

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Case Study: Gleamnight

Case Study: Gleamnight

The extraordinary Ksenya of Gleamnight Fashion Studio, interviewed in her native Russian and translated into English by Anton Nezamaev.

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Case Study: House of Canney

Case Study: House of Canney

Flamboyant designer and artist Anthony Canney advises on dealing with clients successfully and on corsetmaking for gentlemen.

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Case Study: CrissyCatt

Case Study: CrissyCatt

This month we feature Cristiane Tano, aka CrissyCatt, who makes breathtaking corsetry in leather. She reveals the secrets of her stunning, hand-tooled filigree leather corsets.

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Case Study: Sandra Stuart

Case Study: Sandra Stuart

Sandra's stunning work translating teacup designs into corsetry is magnificently inspiring. She was kind enough to answer our questions and share her plans for the future.

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Case Study: Joanne Arnett

Case Study: Joanne Arnett

Joanne Arnett is sewing her way through every corset pattern in Norah Waugh's book, Corsets and Crinolines. Making corsets, she says, is like building bridges on the body.

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