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Drafting a Knit Pencil Skirt

I think pencil skirts are very cute and my mom bought me one a while back. Every time I wear it I am reminded how uncomfortable they can be. 353 more words


Victorian Corset: Finishing

With the fitting and editing finished it is time to move on to finishing the corset.

The first step was to cut down the new seams and press them all open ready for the next step. 630 more words


Victorian Corset: Fitting

It is fitting time, with the corset constructed just enough to be able to fit it to our beautiful model.

Corset are easiest fitted inside out, which is unusual, as most garments are done the other way around, however for the makers convenience it is easier to do the fitting in side out and to pull in and measure seams when there is the seam allowance to grab on to. 394 more words


Drafting a Sloper or Pattern Block Part 6: Summary of Lessons Learned

Wow, what an extensive project this was. It took a lot of time and a lot of trial and error to finally draft and fit a basic block pattern for myself. 164 more words

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Victorian Corset: Construction for Fittings

Before we began constructing the corset for fitting we made two sets of eye let samples that would be tacked to the back of the corset for the fitting. 731 more words


Victorian Corset: In to Fabric

The fabric that I will be using to make my first Victorian Corset will be a black  soft herringbone coutil.

There is a misconception that corsets need to be thick, but actually what is important is that the fibers of the fabric are woven tightly and very dense. 254 more words


Victorian Corset: Pattern Editing

A lot of pattern drafting, especially something as unique as the panels on a corset means that as the pattern drafter you have a lot of artistic license, and you have to do a lot of eyeballing to get the desired effect and shape. 925 more words