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Tutorial: Shortening a Corset Pattern

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Our corset patterns are made for "average" torso lengths (15.5"-16.5" back neck to waist), which means that you may need to alter the length if you're short or long waisted. If you've made your mockup and determined that you need to adjust the height your corset above the waist, or you regularly need to make length adjustments on commercial patterns, read on. It may be tempting to just alter the top edge of your corset. That can work sometimes, but it is not ideal. Bust shaping and other important details will not shift and that can result in weird fit issues. The goal here is to...

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The "Dotty Dress"

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The "Dotty Dress"

Last week over "Christmas Break," when I probably should have been digitizing patterns or catching up on bookkeeping (or taking a...break?), I decided to make myself a gown. I don't usually have time for such indulgences, but I will need a new 18th century outfit in 2017, so this was be best time to whip something up before we start our next big theatrical order. I've had this Colonial Williamsburg cotton print sitting around for a few months. I will admit that I was not in love with this fabric when I received it. It was fine, but it wasn't exciting. So I went looking for...

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1910's Corsets are Back--Now in Mid Bust & Underbust

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1910's Corsets are Back--Now in Mid Bust & Underbust

Part of the big style update for 2017 involved completely re-vamping the Titanic era corset. I originally patterned it as an overbust, because that tends to be easier for modern costumers to wear and deal with. However, I was never quite happy with where that bust line sat, and there were a few other things I wanted to change as well. The cording and lace was pretty, but was out of step with the rest of the standard corset line and added unnecessary cost. So now, we have Titanic era corsets in TWO styles in both ready to ship and custom...

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe it's December? The holiday shopping season is upon us. Here are some suggestions for the costume enthusiast or fashion history buff on your gift list. Most of these companies are small businesses just like Redthreaded. 

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Stock Corset Updates: All New Fashion Fabric & Updated Styling for 2017

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Stock Corset Updates: All New Fashion Fabric & Updated Styling for 2017

That's right, we've given the stock corset line a facelift! If you follow us on social media you may have picked up on some re-designing going on behind the scenes. Now we're ready to share! We have changed fashion fabric, updated the patterning for nearly every style, and will be introducing several entirely new styles as well! So exciting! Read on...

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