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The two-part video series on making the Victorian reproduction corset can be found here-
Pattern testing:
Sewing process:

Abby Cox’s experience wearing 18th c dress (including her experience in stays):

‘Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia’ c. 1910 for an Edwardian exercise routine:
(Images of exercise instruction taken from this source.)

[1] Studies on the resiliency of internal organ composition and permanent alteration only being found in those corsetted from young ages is referenced in Steele, Valerie. “The Corset: A Cultural History”, 2003, Chapter 3.

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