Tag Archives: Corsets

Il Muto Ballet Costume

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

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Steampunk Bra Challenge

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!

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Improving Theatrical Costumes

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

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What to Wear: Rules for Victorian Dressing

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

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A Year of Sewing: 2015

In the past year, I accomplished more than I thought I would! Here’s a brief rundown of all the sewing projects I completed in 2015. A Year of Sewing: 2015 Enjoy!

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Silk Habotai

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

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Boning Alternatives

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

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Hand-Dyed Lace

Have you ever wanted lace that matches your project? In this two-part tutorial, you’ll learn the secrets to successfully dyeing Venetian lace and lace appliques. Create watercolor ombré effects, make your lace look antique, or hand-dye appliques for pieces that … Continue reading

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Taffeta

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

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Victorian Corset For Nursing Mothers

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!

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