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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.
The pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.
Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!
Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!
In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.
Our very first corset pattern with all horizontal seams. "Especially suitable for tightlacing" - what do you think? Will it work?
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".
Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.
Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.
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.
This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.
Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.
Luthien studies a transitional corset which, aesthetically, follows the ultra curvy corsets of the late Victorian/ early Edwardian eras.
Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.
In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.
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.