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Knowledge Base : how to finish the ends of corset bones
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How to Tip Bones, Bone Tipping Instructions
Bone Tipping Instructions Applying the metal tips to bone ends takes a bit of practice and can be a bit frustrating to start with; which is why we include plastic bones in our corset kits. Tips #91-8
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 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
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 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 Apply Alternating Hook and Eye Tape
Tips & Tricks How to Apply Alternating Hook and Eye Tape (My apologies for the mess of this article - it was done originally in "word" and has got seriously messed up in trying to copy
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
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
How to Get a Custom Corset
Want a Custom Made Corset? The Corset Makers listed here are customers of Farthingales. BE AWARE that we are not promoting or endorsing these people as in most cases we have never seen their wo
How to Work with a Corset Maker
So you want to get a Custom Corset The Corset Makers listed here are customers of Farthingales. BE AWARE that we are not promoting or endorsing these people as in most cases we have never seen their
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