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Corseting Various Body Types

icon-smMarianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.

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Mannequins: The Shape of Culture

icon-smThe first of a series in which Anya will summarise her mannequin quest to assist in creating your own dress form or display mannequin.

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DIY Mannequins for Draping and Corsetry Display

icon-smAnya consolidates some of the information on dress forms, discussing different techniques and their various pros and cons.

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The DIY Dressform Hack, Part 3

icon-smAnya continues her dressform journey by documenting her own process of making a body cast for accurate fittings.

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Mannequins: The Gilded Lily

icon-smInspired by the gilded form seen in many a Sparklewren photograph, Anya has another go at making a display form - with sparkle!

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Patterning for the Sway Back

lorodosis iconLumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.

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Materials versus Fit

icon smAmber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.

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Overview of the Fitting Process

The waist zoneYou fix a bustline problem, but then fixing the waist makes the bustline look wrong again... here are some step-by-step techniques for fitting corsets right the first time.

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Fitting: The Secret Skill

icon free sm Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?

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Flattering Different Figures Using Design

icon-smRossanne explores decorative ways to change the perceived shape of the body through corset design, to best flatter yourself or your clients.

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Fitting the Bustline

The Corset, 1905, p 196 by Henri BoutetDo you struggle to get the correct fit across the bustline? Learn to get it right without squishing or gapping.

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Supporting a Large Bust 1

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

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Supporting a Large Bust 2

Supporting a Large Bust, part 2Analysing the secrets of success of the finished corset from the last article, plus: how can gussets and shoulder straps be used to support a large bust?

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 1

icon-smJenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 2

pt2-iconJenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.

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