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Something Shiny

Something Shiny

Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

This month, Anna works with us on refining the fit and starts to think about the final design of this Edwardian transitional corset for our 2013-14 competition.

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.

1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

 1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

Izabela takes the late Victorian Higby corset pattern from her last article and creates a striking, modern Steampunk version using buckskin leather.

U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.

Roll-Pinning: Tips and Techniques

Roll-Pinning: Tips and Techniques

Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Our retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to pattern and make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.

Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.

Corseting Various Body Types

Corseting Various Body Types

Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.

1901 Norah Waugh Corset

1901 Norah Waugh Corset

Luthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.

Tights and Short Shapewear

Tights and Short Shapewear

Mark takes us through the process of how to pattern draft and make a pair of tights or panty hose, and some custom control shorts.

1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.

1897 Abbie King Corset Follow Up

1897 Abbie King Corset Follow Up

Jennifer brings her late Victorian corsetry project to completion, creating a corset she is very happy with and in the color of the year, to boot!

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.

Bodycon: the Body Confidence Trick

Bodycon: the Body Confidence Trick

Mark takes an in-depth and technically-detailed look into shapewear garments and how they are constructed to achieve a bodycon look.

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.

Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Royal Black shares her secrets on how to create a corset with cups, using a standard overbust corset pattern and a well fitting ready-to-wear bra.

Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Alison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.

The Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

The Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

What makes a corset, a corset? Jenni shares her basic six rules of "good" contemporary Victorian corsetry.