By Jill Salen: Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques



A good Very interesting having bought Janet Arnold s patterns of fashion series getting to know about the foundation garments of his made a 18th century duth riding corset from this fantastic refernce book Took a ook at the sample pages Saw the corset Defender for Hire (Heroes for Hire, l wanted to make But in the end it was not in there But many other nice corsets are The book explains everything one needs to know however it is better if the person knows how to sew had ateast one flat pattern or draping class The graph helped me in terms of measuring along with the hints on sewingdesigning the garments I just happen to have the same grid paper shown on each page The fingers on the corset on page 31 was very helpful I ordered a short busk about 6 inches for my smaller waist corset and experimented with the garders Your instructions about flossing as a decorative stitch is a nice touch and your instructions were clear and understandable I must try those I cut my binding on the bias because this gives me better control when I sew it on using tiny stitches The smaller stitches work better using between needles I am willing to find a commercial twill weave that will work for me to accommodate the tiny needles The book is simply beautiful with a whole Spots Fun with Friends lot of information Let me preface this by saying that I am not a costume designer My intention when obtaining the book was to add some corset making skills from the different time periods to my knowledge base the additional patterns was a plus I am highly disappointed in this book however I also at the moment am not versed enough to talk on whether the corsets were historically accurate or not but I do wish some history had been given for example some Not all of the corsets have dates but no written section on who wore it and for what occasion Each Corset contains three sections 1 a photo of the corset 2A written page on the history and materials used on the corset which ranges from 1 paragraph to 5 a picture of half the front and back of the corset is below the written section 3 the half scale pattern I rated this bookow because the con s of the book are truly big onesthey are the meat of the book The construction section in the back which is 8 pages will eave the reader unable to make a corset. 25 beautiful and historically accurate pattern of corsets 1750 1917 taken from private and museum collectionsEach stunning example is accompanied by a pattern photographs and drawings plus an historica.

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Anted the patterns but it is a great resource to have for anyone interested in corsets and sewing them As a self made fashion historian and costumer this book is tremendous So far I have made 2 corsets from this book with great success The pictures are beautiful and clear and the patterns themselves are uite self explanatory There is also a chapter in the back that details how to make the corsets So far I have madeThe 1830 1840 Rural Corset I would date this corset earlier than the author as it has extremely similar ines to the 1820 s However I would say that this is an excellent beginner s corset as the pieces are minimalThe 1860 s Corset front cover I was thrilled with how wonderfully this corset came out I used strategic boning instead of the cording and substituted a steel busk for the original wood It is absolutely beautiful and I couldn t be pleasedI have found scaling the patterns up to be ridiculously easy I scan them into my computer and then double the size and print using photoshop Easiest scaling I have ever doneI plan to make one several soon As to sizing however I will say that I am tall and thin 5 6 height 130 bs 32D bra I haven t needed to make many sizing changes to the patterns so farMy complaints about the book are as follows1 The author does not use the term stays Although using both terms would be confusing to a novice it would be accurate The term stays would have been used instead of corset until the mid 1800 s2 The author dates the corsets to when they were made not necessarily in style For instance the German Austerity Corset was dated to 1917 This style actually was popular in 1912 I know that may seem nit picky but it is very important when trying to duplicate a certain ook There is a huge difference in the styles of 1912 to 1917 I have had to do much research when trying to make these corsets to find exactly when they would have been worn3 The author includes some corsets because they are uniue I would prefer a standardized pattern since I am in costuming The uniue corsets are interesting but not very helpful as I would never have a reason to make themOther than these small complaints I have found this book to be wonderful I ook forward to being able to make of the wonderful patterns. L advice on construction and period detail from inserting gussets and split buskinsertion to eyelets and flossingStudents of Costume and Fashion should find this a necessary addition to their bookshelf.

By Jill Salen à 5 Read

And the construction advise for making a period specific corset from this book is aughable and pretty much non existent The book does state the material used in each corset but does not go over the techniues used to achieve the Neimhaim (Neimhaim, look which are two separate things In short You cannot replicate these design solely from this book I feltike someone gave me a picturea description of materials used a half scale pattern and said Have a whack at itThe project sections are written there are no step by step photosConsThere are no sizesHistorical information is minimalThere is very Divine ecstasy, the story of Khajuraho little techniue given on how to accurately make the corsetsPro sPatterns Which can be either or depending on how many patterns youike I Carrying the Greeks Heir liked 8 which is a pretty decent number when you calculate how much 8 patterns would be on their own I rate this book 25 stars as the books isabelled historical patterns and techniues but only delivered on the patterns sectionI can see how this book would appeal to an experienced corset maker who just wanted some additional patterns but for everyone else I would definitely recommend renting this from the Amish Sweethearts library and taking some time to truly read and attempt before purchasing this book In honesty around 2500 is not that expensive for a book but if yourike me and are dedicated to having dog earred books that you use over and over and can mark up with highlighters you may want to skip this one I don t think you will get the use for your money Had this book been Call Me Dan labelled as a book of patterns I would definitely have given it stars This is a highevel overview of cosets through the centuries It starts early 1700s and goes through until the 1920s It has patterns that you can scale up for all corsets inside and it has generalized tips and tricks for construction as well as a brief overview or historyThis is not an in depth book though this isn t something that a person who is an intermediate to advanced could really gain a Triple Dare (The Art of Seduction, lot from unless they specifically wanted the patterns but it is a great resource to have for anyone interested in corsets and sewing this is not an in depth book though this isn t something that a person who is an intermediate to advanced could really gain aot from unless they specifically L overview giving invaluable insight into making up these period piecesThis book also contains two step by step projects a 1790 hand stitched corset and a 1900 machined corsetThe book includes practica.