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Corset Sew Alongs from Jo

With marvelous steadfast determination, the talented Jo from the blog BridgesOnTheBody is sewing her way through every corset pattern in Norah Waugh’s book, Corsets and Crinolines. She started in 2009; we love her first corset project made of 4” wide fuchsia ribbon, and lined in scraps of coutil. She details her progress on her blog, step-by-step including photographs and encourages folks to join with periodic sew-alongs. She says, “If one were to wear a corset while playing tennis or bicycling I believe this would be the style to wear”; it certainly would be festive for a casual bicycle meander through Golden Gate Park! And we are positively swooning over her most recent corset – a 1911 number made from a black and white Liberty of London large scale floral print and trimmed in boisterous aqua satin; this begs high tea and low lights. What is next………

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Corset Making 101


Stefan, costumière extraordinaire has documented making his progress making a corset for a friend. His instructions span several months of process of corset creation, and include extremely clear written instructions and photographs. The busk insertion section is amazingly clarifying. He uses professional corset-making supplies including busks, coutil, and spiral boning….all items that Britex now carries on the 3rd and 2nd floors! Please email M. Du Jour at Britex Fabrics if you want to buy corset-making supplies, and you will be guided to the correct department.

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