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Design for Print

icon smAlison explores the stationery, business cards and print advertising that you need to run a successful business, and how to prepare artwork for these.

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Negotiating the Photography Minefield

icon-smAlison helps steer us through the complicated area of photoshoot types and photography usage rights, as well as some associated legal issues such as permissions.

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Assembling a Portfolio

icon-smMarianne walks us through the steps of setting up a thorough and professional-looking portfolio, a must-have for any creative professional.

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How to Do a Photoshoot

icon-smBritish corsetmaker Charlotte Raine shares her experiences of obtaining photography for her business - obstacles overcome, and lessons learned.

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How to do a Successful Fashion Show

icon-smPromotion is vital to an apparel business. Here's how to get your corsets into the fashion world and show off your skills effectively on the catwalk or runway.

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Professional Photoshoots

Ivory Flame in a Sparklewen corsetIs it worth spending money on a professional photo shoot? What are the possibilities and pitfalls? Jenni tells us how to do it and what to look out for.

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Social Media for Corsetmakers

icon-smAlison de-mystifies the world of social media, and how you can best use these tools to help grow your business, customer base and the corsetry community.

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Networking and Competitor Analysis

icon-smMarianne discusses strategies for using social media and local events to stay informed about and connected to not only your customer base, but also your peers.

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The Art of Grading 1

icon smMark helps to demystify the art and science of grading garment patterns into a range of sizes, while retaining the original style and function.

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The Art of Grading, Part 2

icon smIn part 2, Mark walks us through grading a bra which has two size variants; bra cup size and band or girth size, for a more advanced grading lesson.

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Breaking through a Design Block

iconCreative blocks can be so frustrating. Marion shares tips on how to refresh your creative batteries and allow yourself the space to create.  

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Colour Theory for Garment Makers

Colour theory by P RichardsonPatricia helps guide us through the landscape and terminology of this most broad of terms.

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Designing & Prototyping Ready-to-Wear Corsetry

icon-smMarianne helps guide us through the task of developing a ready-to-wear corset style, from design through to the final graded patterns.

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Towards a Distinctive House Style: 1

icon-smJenni begins her discussion of silhouette, including personal preference and inspiration.

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Towards a Distinctive House Style: 2

icon-smJenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity as a whole.

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Creating a Line Sheet

Creating a Line SheetMarianne explains line sheets, the collective representations of your styles, which are used to help you develop, manage, and sell your line.

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Drawing Flats for Corsetieres: 1

Drawing flats

Marianne shows you how to produce flats - the clean, professional line drawings that show important construction details for each of your designs.

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Drawing Flats for Corsetieres: 2

Advanced FlatsMore on technical fashion drawings known as "flats". You'll learn how to take your corset illustrations to the next level, with Marianne's three keys to beautiful flats.

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To Lend Or Not To Lend

To Lend Or Not To Lend by Rosie DenningtonRosie shares her story of lending out her pieces, and gives us some good tips and thoughts to ponder if we are considering doing the same.

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Goal Setting: A Practical Guide

icon smSelecting goals allows us to dream big, and then reverse engineer those dreams so that we can build towards realising them in our lives.

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Long Distance Corsetry

icon free smMany corsetmakers accept long distance orders. Is it a good idea? Jenni explores the benefits and pitfalls, and offers tips and advice.

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