Lumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.
Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.
Jenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.
Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.
Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?
Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.
The joy of a beautifully made corset is in the details. Sara shows us how to finish a corset so it looks just as clean and beautiful inside as out.
A while ago, Marta made two corsets from the same pattern, using different methods. Now she presents the results of her test.
Little things make all the difference. Sara shows us five tricks that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in our work!
Marta sets out to compare multiple layered and stitched, steel boned 'modern' construction to the 'old' methods.
Heaven forbid we have to design or cut for a waist over 26”. As the body gets fatter, it becomes impossible to work with, right? Wrong.
Nikki helps us identify different seam types and how (or how not) to use them in your corsetry creations.
Now that we have a fully fitted mockup, Barbara guides us through the process of making the final corset with wired cups.
Sergei introduces the modern world of integrated corsetry, its origins, and the advantages of merging the corset and fashion layers.
Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, and doing fittings and adjustments, for cupped corsets.
Royal Black shares secrets of creating cupped corsets, using a standard overbust corset pattern & well fitting ready-to-wear bra.
Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.
May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.
May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.
Kim discusses the Welt Seam or Folded Seam method of corset construction, which is quick, precise, and produces a very durable corset.