Comparing sixteenth century corset patterns to determine the advantages and disadvantages of each one on the body.
Working from the skin up for Mrs Gainsborough's 18th century ensemble, Julia takes us through building her stays - the key to the classic Georgian silhouette.
Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!
This month Marion McNealy shares with you some of the vintage corset making and fitting books that are online.
The books range from patterning and making an 1857 corset (perfect for the Single Pattern Project!) to 1920's and 30's corsets, corselettes, brassieres, bandeaux and girdles. We've even got an excellent book from the 1950's for corset saleswomen on fitting a customer and making her feel at ease during the fitting process, still applicable to customers today!
This month Cathy Hay reviews the new exciting new book: "Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques" by Jill Salen.