Sabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.
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.
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.
Jennifer shows us an intuitive way to take a pattern from an existing corset. Includes pattern & shopping list for a simple, authentic 1910s corset.
A tatty old Ebay find leads to a fascinating journey of discovery, recreating both the corset itself and its owner's story.
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.
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.
Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.
Jeremy discusses the concept of a "pivot" line to draft patterns, and drafts a 1950s girdle and a 50s longline bra to demonstrate.
Marta breaks with tradition from her usual leather corsetry to make a beautiful corded corset and discuss some pattern modifications therein.
Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.
Flo discusses the process for choosing and applying embellishments to your new lace corset.
Katarina takes us through the process of hand painting corsets for a custom “Pimp my corset” look.
Flo guides us through the process of drafting a simple border lace overlay for the top half of an underbust corset.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.