The Winterthur Collection has many fantastic historical clothing and accessory catalogs. Here's the best from 1850-1919
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.
How to make your own personalised Victorian corset pattern - a class suitable for beginners! You'll be surprised how well it fits...
Here's a wide collection of suppliers for just about any corsetry supply you might wish for, even legal Baleen (real whalebone)!
Do you really need a corset with that 16th century gown? Maybe not. Kimiko explains why... and explores kirtles, bents and bodies to create the perfect silhouette.
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!
Myths about Victorian clothing can be pervasive. Here, Lisha sets us straight on 9 common misgivings about Victorian dress.
Not every urban legend is true: Lisha clears up some common misconceptions about Victorian corsets and underpinnings.
Nikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.
What is a Swiss Waist, and how does it differ from a corset? Nikki Swift, corsetiere and stalwart of Foundations Revealed, explains it all.
Natasha's quest to create a 1907 wedding gown from the bottom up has brought us to the second layer: the Edwardian petticoat, underskirt, and corset cover.
Natasha invites us to look through her 1907 wedding dress project, starting from the foundations up. In Part 1 she covers the Edwardian corset, bloomers and chemise.
Mabel Pretty's family were famous in the early C20th as corset manufacturers. Julia researches and constructs a suitable 'Pretty' corset.
Constance continues her exploration of the WWI VAD nursing uniform with the construction of the undergarments.