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October 2009

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 1

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 1

Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.

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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

The pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.

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Patterning Museum Corsets

Patterning Museum Corsets

Jill Salen, author of Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques, shares her technique for making corset patterns from the original antique corsets that you can find in museums.

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Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding

Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!

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The Basics of Flossing

The Basics of Flossing

Step by step to creating simple and complex flossing designs: different threads to use, the right needles, basic stitches and making your own decorative, yet functional, flossing designs.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

This month we have two questions - one on copyright-free patterns for corsets made for retail and one on proper length of bones.

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Case study: Brooke Au Buchon

Case study: Brooke Au Buchon

Brooke, of Dragontown Corsets, has over 10 years of experience in corsetry. A consummate professional who believes in apprenticeship, she was only too happy to spill the beans...

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