This month we have two questions - one on copyright-free patterns for corsets made for retail and one on proper length of bones.
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Before you give your boss and your spouse the big speech, take the quiz to find out if you are ready to make your hobby into a living as a corsetmaker!
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Brooke, of Dragontown Corsets, has over 10 years of experience in corsetry. A consummate professional who believes in apprenticeship, she was only too happy to spill the beans...
The revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.
How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?
Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.
Step by step to creating simple and complex flossing designs: different threads to use, the right needles, basic stitches and making your own decorative, yet functional, flossing designs.
The pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.
Jill Salen, author of Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques, shares her technique for making corset patterns from the original antique corsets that you can find in museums.
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