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How to Tip Corset Bones with Farthingales Bone Tipping Tool Pliers
The Prym Vario Pliers are the pliers that Farthingales' chose to develop their Bone Tipping dies for. Dritz sells a similar pair that will also work. These pliers fit even a small hand and take very
How to Tip Corset Bones with the Farthingales Hand Press Tool
Farthingales has developed special dies for use with their Hand Press eyelet setting tool. These dies can apply the aluminum "U" shaped caps to the ends of bones. Click here to see the H and Press Th
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
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
Instructions for Making a Bum Roll
Tips & Tricks Bum Roll Pattern and Instructions We made this bum roll to be worn with the Mantua Maker Spanish Farthingale . This bum roll is a small one and is worn under the farthingale
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 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
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