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Carly recreates an 1868 corset patent for her own unique body type, using Laura Loft's Silverado corset instructions. 1: drafting and first mock-up.
Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.
Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.
Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting.
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.
Exploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.
Here's more about Thomson's Patent 611,116 Glove Fitting Corset pattern and its maker, along with my method of patterning this corset from scratch.
Altering a premade Edwardian pattern is difficult, so the ability to draft one from scratch saves a big headache! Part three...
Drafting the front of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.
Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!
In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.
Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.
Sannie explains how to tackle resizing and using historical corset patterns with very unusual pattern pieces, such as this very curvy Edwardian example.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.
This original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests the pattern.
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.