Communicating your brand: more on getting your message across, for corsetmakers who want to earn their own money from their work.
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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.
Joanne tackles this elegant and drastically simple Edwardian corset patent, a pattern with only three panels!
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Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.
Andrea makes a second mockup in her size, and shows how spiral boning and plastic boning behave in this complex corset design.
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.
Wendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.
Mark 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.
Inside chat with Melanie Talkington, owner of Lace Embrace Atelier Inc., corsetiere to Dita von Teese and Cathie Jung, and antique corset collector.
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