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squarepicCan a 1930s Kestos style bra offer anything in terms of shape and support to a body with any sort of bust? It's time to draft one and find out!

Utility BrasIn search of the perfect 1940's figure, Laura asks how fabric rationing affected underwear, and what was a Utility bra?

iconBenjamin takes an informed look at historical accuracy in costume design... and where the line should be drawn in period productions. 

Image8bustlearticlept1Lauren continues her investigations of an antique bustle, completing her recreation using modern materials on a tight budget.

Image8bustlearticlept1Lauren explores how a genuine late Victorian bustle support was made, and starts her own recreation using modern materials.

squarepicFound a beautiful vintage pattern, but it's the wrong size? Laura takes that lovely treasure and shows you how to alter it to fit you exactly.

iconIn the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!

kimono corset outfit 2aTaking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset. 

kimono corset outfit 2aLyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.

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