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Written by Astrida Schaeffer
Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.
Written by Sandra Stuart
Sandra explores a high-panel C19th corset with multiple vertical seams, giving corsetmakers plenty of areas to make adjustments.
Written by Marion McNealy
Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.
Written by Jennifer Thoreson
Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.
Marion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".
Written by Laura Loft
Many makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.
Written by Lucy Emke
Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Written by Joanne Arnett
Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.
Written by Mark Garbarczyk
Mark shows you how to adapt the basic "darted cup" bra pattern into three further styles, including a strapless bra shape.
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