Michelle continues with the clever construction of this stunning corset, and investigates padding in Part 2 of her series.
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Michelle experiments with an exciting patent from 1905, which has some beautiful, swooping Art Nouveau seamlines to play with.
There's a simpler method to pattern stays. Michelle uses the original tailor's diagram and Luca's explanation from Patterns of Fashion 5.
In Part 2 of this series, Nikki shows us how to construct the 18th century jumps from the Leicestershire archive
Nikki examines some super beautiful garments worn as an alternative to the far more rigid 18th century stays, prior to doing her own recreation!
Edward shares his construction process for recreating this original Edwardian corset in a single layer of silk brocade.
Making a toile to test the pattern for a double front lacing Belle Époque silk corset, and checking the fit with a "cheat's" toile lacing panel!
Edward shows us an easy way to trace the pattern from a stunning antique corset, in the first article on this unusual Edwardian recreation.
Joanne test drives the stays pattern with which most makers begin. Is Butterick 4254 a great beginner pattern... or an ill fitting mess?
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