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1908 Transitional Corset

1908 Transitional Corset

Sabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.

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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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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Jennifer shows you how to alter the pattern from last month, then sew the corset step by step, using the same vintage techniques as in the original.

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Jennifer shows us an intuitive way to take a pattern from an existing corset. Includes pattern & shopping list for a simple, authentic 1910s corset.

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Story of a Vintage Corset

Story of a Vintage Corset

A tatty old Ebay find leads to a fascinating journey of discovery, recreating both the corset itself and its owner's story.

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Leather Corset Making

Leather Corset Making

Leather is considered to be one of the most difficult materials to work with, but it doesn't have to be. Marta shows us a few simple ways to make it easy. 

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Making a Latex Corset Dress

Making a Latex Corset Dress

If it stretches, zigzag sew it, or in this case, glue it! In talking us through a corset dress, there's more here on using latex from Mark Garbarczyk.

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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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Mid 20th Century German Corsetry

Mid 20th Century German Corsetry

Jeremy discusses the concept of a "pivot" line to draft patterns, and drafts a 1950s girdle and a 50s longline bra to demonstrate.

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Pattern Modification – Corded Corset

Pattern Modification – Corded Corset

Marta breaks with tradition from her usual leather corsetry to make a beautiful corded corset and discuss some pattern modifications therein.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

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Embellishing with Rhinestones and Beads

Embellishing with Rhinestones and Beads

Flo discusses the process for choosing and applying embellishments to your new lace corset.

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Hand Painted Corset

Hand Painted Corset

Katarina takes us through the process of hand painting corsets for a custom “Pimp my corset” look.

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Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

The hugely talented artist behind Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry goes into detail about her embellishment processes.

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Lace overlay for an underbust corset

Lace overlay for an underbust corset

Flo guides us through the process of drafting a simple border lace overlay for the top half of an underbust corset.

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Soft Bras, Part 4

Soft Bras, Part 4

Mark helps us design a pattern for a supportive, torso-shaping, long line bra. Perfect for under a 50’s style full-circle skirted dress.

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Circular Wire Strapless Bra

Circular Wire Strapless Bra

The search for the perfect strapless bra is still ongoing. Could this 1952 example be the one? Mark gives full instructions so you can try it for yourself.

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Overwired Strapless Bra

Overwired Strapless Bra

The search for the perfect strapless bra is always ongoing. Instead of pushing up from below, let's have a go at suspending from above with "overwires".

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Underwire Theory: Levers, Fulcrums

Underwire Theory: Levers, Fulcrums

In this article Mark looks at some of the load-bearing theory behind underwires in bras, discusses what they do, and shows you how to make your own underwires.

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Push Up and Sling Bras 2

Push Up and Sling Bras 2

Part 2 of Push Up and Sling Bras series. You've drafted the cups in part 1, now we'll draft the bra wing with gated back fastening, and sew the push up bra.

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