Wendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.
The 1885 ad raised questions. What is a diagonal cut for? Function, decoration, or gimmick? Katarina has a go at making one to find out.
This corset uses machine corded fabric instead of bones to stiffen the panels into an impressively curvaceous shape. Here's how to make a corded corset yourself.
We look in detail at a rare antique shop find - a real, plus size Victorian corset with a 38" waist - and then we give you the pattern.
Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.
The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.
Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.
Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!
Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.
Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.
Corsetmaking presents no one-size-fits-all solutions. Jenni conducts a unique experiment to compare the effects of four different types of steel in her bespoke corsets.
Anthony guides you through drafting out a well-fitted, comfortable masculine corset pattern ready for seam allowances and mocking up.
The revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.
Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.
Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.
May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.
Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!
A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.
Barbara from Royal Black shares her teaching experience, including topics to cover, target audience, timing, location and cost.