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Corset Cutting & Making Review

Review: Corset Cutting & Making

Last April I saw the kickstarter for a Marion McNealy’s ‘Revised Edition: Corset Cutting & Making‘: an annotated reprint of a rare early 1920s corset book.  It was right within my area of study, and being able to get the patterns as digital copies was a nice perk.  So I signed up. The book arrived last week, and I’ve had a thorough read of it.  Time for a review! The Research: Revised Edition: Corset Cutting & Making takes an original 40-page early 1920s publication, which features 19 patterns for corsets and related items, and re-organises it into a form that is more logical for the modern corsetmaker and researcher.  McNealy supplements the original patterns and texts with additional research and annotations.  These set the corsets within the design contexts of their time, and clarify period terms and construction techniques. The depth and quality of the supplementary annotations are excellent.  All aspects of corset materials and construction from 1900-1924 are covered. There is a step-by-step breakdown of construction techniques taken directly from period sources.  There are …