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How to Apply Boned Lacing Tape
Applying Lacing Tape with Bone Casing To ascertain the length of lacing tape you need, measure the back edge of your corset where the lacing tape will be sewn to. (Note: you may have to remove
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
Materials Requirements for Elliptical Cage and Round Cage
Truly Victorian Elliptical Cage and Round Cage Materials Requirements Product Number Product Description Qty for Elliptical Cage Qty for Round Cage Links to pages to order items from Fabric @ 45”(1
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
Instructions for The Mantua Maker Elizabethan Corset Pattern
Tips & Tricks Elizabethan Corset – Pair of Bodies Pattern # 00-PATTERN-36 By The Mantua Maker Cut out your pattern pieces, you will need a shell and a lining
Information for Truly Victorian's Edwardian Corset Pattern
Truly Victorian Edwardian Corset The Truly Victorian "Edwardian" corset pattern is based on historical research on corsets of 1903. It has a low full bust and long hip a
Information for Mantua Makers Corset of 1860's & 1870's
The Mantua Maker Corset Pattern for 1865-1880 "The Underside of the 1860's & 1870's" Our number 00-pattern-33 The Mantua Maker Patterns are well drafted but the instruct
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 Lacing Rings, Rivets and D-rings
Lacing Rings " are " D-rings " that have been mounted on a tab that has a hole in it, the hole is there to allow you to attach the ring to the corset, either by sewing or riveting. Instead
Information for Truly Victorian Corset Pattern 1880's
Tips & Tricks The Truly Victorian 1880's Corset Pattern is a great starter corset pattern. The simple lines make it fairly easy sewing, however the instructions are not thorough so you need to have s
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