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Kelly Cercone

Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

Kelly outlines the process of recreating this low-busted early 20th century corset from the original 1913 patent and pattern through to flossing and garters.

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Whalebone v Steel: A Comparison

Whalebone v Steel:  A Comparison

Kelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?

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Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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Exploring Corset Embellishments

Exploring Corset Embellishments

Kelly discusses some basic types of corsetry embellishment techniques to get you started on the road to unique custom creations.

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Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

As fashion changed in the early C20th, so did underwear. Kelly guides us through the making of a teens brassiere, or corset cover, to go under an evening gown.

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