Tag Archives: Corsets

Corset Myths

We’ve just posted a brand new two-part article: Exploring the Myths of Corsets. Did women really achieve 13-inch waists? Did they remove their lower ribs in order to get a smaller waist? Were corsets truly painful and restrictive? Did women … Continue reading

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18th Century Undergarments: Pt I

Wednesday’s Projects 18th Century Undergarments—Part I Some time ago, I realized that I needed a complete set of undergarments to wear under an 18th century dress. I did the research, found some accurate-looking patterns, and got busy. The ensemble would … Continue reading

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The Corset & the Crinoline

Thursday’s Book Review The Corset & the Crinoline: An Illustrated History by W. B. Lord Rating 4 = Satisfactory Description An unabridged reprint of The Corset and the Crinoline: A Book of Modes and Costumes from Remote Periods to the … Continue reading

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For those who’d like to take a quick look at the things I’ve sewed recently, I’ve added a portfolio. It contains Doll Clothes, Modern Garments, and Historic Costumes. Enjoy!

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Corset and Stays

I’ve just uploaded two new sewing diaries: Aqua Silk Corset and 18th Century Stays. The stays were made to go with an eighteenth century ensemble, and the aqua corset coordinates with my Victorian undergarments. Both corsets have been entered into … Continue reading

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