Tag Archives: Corsets
Several years ago, I embarked on a journey to create doll-sized replicas of all the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. This is the sewing diary for one I just completed: the mint-green and pink … Continue reading
When my local sewing guild challenged each member to decorate a bra, I decided to go with a steampunk theme. The result was quite fun! Sewing Diary: Steampunk Bra Challenge Enjoy!
Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading
Do you know the difference between a Victorian morning dress, afternoon dress, and evening gown? What about a dinner dress vs a ballgown? Do you know what’s appropriate to wear while swimming, skating, playing croquet, or cycling? In this two-part article, we’ll … Continue reading
Saturday’s Stash: Silk Habotai Silk habotai (also known as China silk) is an extremely lightweight silk. It’s often used for linings, but it can also work for floaty summer skirts, thin blouses, and evening wear, provided you line it … Continue reading
Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Boning Alternatives Boning is a notion that can be used for many purposes. Corsets and bustiers come to mind first, but strapless bodices are often made with supportive boning, as well. If you’re making a garment … Continue reading
Saturday’s Stash: Taffeta Taffeta is a luxury fabric that’s lightweight and crisp. It tends to have a slight sheen to it, and it makes a characteristic rustling sound when it moves. Many taffetas are shot, that is, cross-woven with different … Continue reading
Nursing mothers have special needs when it comes to corsetry. Follow along with this new tutorial and create your own Victorian nursing corset, complete with buttoning bust flaps and quilted milk guards. Tutorial: Victorian Corset For Nursing Mothers Enjoy!