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Latex Corset Dress

If it stretches, zigzag sew it, or in this case, glue it! In talking us through a corset dress, there's more here on using latex from Mark Garbarczyk.

Savoye 1904 Corset, patent 786,685Joanne tackles this elegant and drastically simple Edwardian corset patent, a pattern with only three panels!

icon free smSupporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.

1882 Strauss patentAndrea makes a second mockup in her size, and shows how spiral boning and plastic boning behave in this complex corset design.

Figure 1: Your brand is your mark. The certain something that makes your work recognisably yours.Your brand is your mark, something that makes your work recognisably yours. At its best, your work should subtly convey your mark with concision and clarity. 

icon free smWendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.

50s_corseletteMark takes the basic corselet further by adding shaping or control panels to it. He also shows how to adapt the corselet blocks to make other foundation garments.

Lace Embrace interviewInside chat with Melanie Talkington, owner of Lace Embrace Atelier Inc., corsetiere to Dita von Teese and Cathie Jung, and antique corset collector.

1882 Strauss patent diagramWhen I first looked at the patent for this 1882 Strauss corset I was incredibly intimidated. It has 26 pieces, 13 each side, and only six are just fabric...

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