Construction

Black/Yellow Symington Corset 31300

Black/Yellow Symington Corset 31300

Ever wanted to make that black and yellow beauty from Symingtons? Michelle finds the matching pattern and shows you how!

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W.H.K. & S. “Catharine Hayes” Corset 2

W.H.K. & S. “Catharine Hayes” Corset 2

What if a Victorian corsetière had today’s tools and materials? Laurie answers by walking us through a beautiful corset.

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Symington Pattern #31400

Symington Pattern #31400

Clare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.

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1899 Le Mode Pratique - Short Corset

1899 Le Mode Pratique - Short Corset

Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.

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Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.

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Symington Pattern REF #32730

Symington Pattern REF #32730

April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.

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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!

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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Jema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.

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1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

Last month we drafted the pattern for this unusual design. This month, the step by step construction process, including how to sew some very tricky seams! Suitable for beginners.

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CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!  

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1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.

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Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

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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.

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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.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

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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.

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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'.

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