History of the Victorian corset and time line of technical innovations.
How corsets were worn and correct fit explanation.
Discussion of modern usage and corsetry techniques.
Appropriate fabrics and how to prepare them; colours and trims.
Complete explanation and demonstration of supplies and tools; aglets Awls, Boning, Boning tape, Busks, lacing, lace beading, Grommets or Eyelets with setting tools, Waist reinforcement, binding.
Fitting a corset. How to choose a size, make and use a fitting muslin and achieve a good fit.
Demonstration of fitting muslins on live models.
Appropriate pattern alterations and how to make them.
Sewing; Correct needle size, stitch length and machine tension.
Detailed explanation and finished samples of every construction step
Demonstration of final fitting and alteration adjustments.
How to lace the back and put a corset on without assistance.
Extensive list of corset and fastener supply sources.
Bibliography for more information or further study.
The DVD is produced by Laughing Moon mercantile in the USA, it is presented by JoAnn Peterson in a straight to camera "lecture style" and offers a great deal of experienced information about corset making.
We think that this is a great accompaniment to the Laughing Moon Victorian Corset Pattern and would certainly help both novice and experienced sewers create a well fitting corset.
We disagree with a few points in the video, like the rapid dismissal of hand pliers to fix two part eyelets and punches to create eyelet holes, JoAnn favours hammer tools and awls but hey, "vive le difference!"
There is a rigorous section on fitting the test muslin, shown on live models which really would help anyone trying to fit a variety of body shapes and sizes.
Packed with hints and tips from someone who has made a LOT of corsets.
Running time, a generous 2 hours.
Available as Region 1 DVD.
** SPECIAL DEAL! Buy the Laughing Moon DVD at the same time as the Corset Pattern LM100 and receive a discount. Click this option from the drop down menu.
Region 1 DVD (do check your player for compatibility).
Running Time 90min.
Exempt from Classification.
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