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Additional Bonus Chapter

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1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

Andrea makes a final bridal-styled version of the 1882 Strauss patent corset, perfecting the technique and adding gorgeous lace and amazing flossing!

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Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset 2

Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset 2

Constructing a diagonally seamed corset: Katarina includes some useful tips for easier corset sewing and for making strong tightlacing corsets.

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Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset

Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset

The 1885 ad raised questions. What is a diagonal cut for? Function, decoration, or gimmick? Katarina has a go at making one to find out.

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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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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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Hearts 5: Possibilities

Hearts 5: Possibilities

Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.

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The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Reviewing Your Creative Year

Reviewing Your Creative Year

How to review your year with a positive, loving attitude, even if it wasn't great, and use it as a springboard into the coming creative year.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

Ever admired hand tooled leather corsetry? Here's how to select, purchase, and plan corsets with it, for those who are more used to fabric.

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Latex basics - Part 1: Latex care

Latex basics - Part 1: Latex care

Melanie schools us in the joys of latex clothing, including proper latex care, how to wear latex, and the basic equipment for working with it.

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Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.

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The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available for you to choose from in each area of the corsetmaking process.

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Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!

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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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Fake Leather Corded Corset

Fake Leather Corded Corset

Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.

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How To Make a Latex Corset

How To Make a Latex Corset

Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt of Skeletons In The Closet shows you how to make one.

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Swing hook front closure

Swing hook front closure

What better way to create a corset that stands out from the crowd than to give it a visually striking front opening that's not only beautiful looking, but sturdy and quick to use?

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Drab Coutil - Dye Your Own

Drab Coutil - Dye Your Own

Historical fashion magazine corset ads say over and over again: "Available in white or drab coutil, or fast black sateen". But what colour is "drab" exactly? And how can you make it cheaply?

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