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Knowledge Base : How to use Lacing Bones when making a corset
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How To Use Lacing Tape
How To Use Lacing Tape Our lacing tape is made of a strip of interfaced woven nylon that has eyelets set in it, the tape is very stable and strong. The eyelets are evenly spaced and uniformly s
Instructions for Regency Corset Pattern 1800 -1820
Regency Corset Pattern 1800-1820 Farthingales now stocks a Regency Corset Pattern and a Regency Corset Kit. The pattern is produced by "The Mantua Maker". Sizes 2 through 2
Instructions for Panniers 1720 - 1780
Hooped Petticoat / Panniers 1720 - 1780 The hooped petticoat of this time period may be known to some as "panniers" or "hip improvers". This steel structured undergarment adds li
Instructions for Simplicity Corset 9769
Simplicity Corset Pattern #9769 Authentic Civil War Corset, Chemise and Drawers The Simplicity Chemise is not a simple garment to construct. The pieces have been drafted with attention
How to Build a Wired Ruff
The Building of an Elizabethan Wired Ruff Garment with wire ruff The wired ruff is not built in accordance with any body measurement; rather it is built according to the neckline shape of the bodice.
Lacing Bones
Lacing Bones The lacing bones featured in the instructions are discontinued - there may still be a few on the "Sale" page. We have opted to discontinue stocking these due to the incons
How to Use the Eyelet Setting Machine
Tips & Tricks How to Use the Eyelet Setting Machine Eyelets are used in the same way that grommets are ; in fact they're pretty much the exact same thing. Eyelets do have washers at least
Working with Steel in Costume Building
Working with Steel in Costume Building Talk given by Linda Sparks, Farthingales, August 19, 2001 Along with the increase in demand for steel and costume building supplies, there has been