Symington Collection

A Very Pretty Housemaid Corset

A Very Pretty Housemaid Corset

A smooth, lightly boned, accurate Victorian corset. Flexible, comfortable and yet still curvy, and recreated step by step for you to follow along!

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Symington Corsetmaking Technique 3

Symington Corsetmaking Technique 3

This gorgeous black and yellow Symington corset is a real show-stopper. Here, Michelle walks us through its construction, step by step. 

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Symington Corsetmaking Technique 2

Symington Corsetmaking Technique 2

This gorgeous black and yellow Symington corset is a real show-stopper. Here, Michelle walks us through its construction, step by step. 

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Symington Corsetmaking Technique 1

Symington Corsetmaking Technique 1

In more detail than ever: pattern study, materials, cutting and fusing to reproduce this gorgeous Symington show-stopper.

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1890s Symington #2360, in Red

1890s Symington #2360, in Red

Michelle uses the FR Symington drafting method to create a surprisingly comfortable and accurate corded corset.

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1890's Symington Corset #2360

1890's Symington Corset #2360

What do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.

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1895 Ventilated Corset

1895 Ventilated Corset

Nikki discusses the history of ventilated corsets, and then dives right into a Symington example and shows us how it was made.

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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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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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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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1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?

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Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.

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