Construction

Clean Finishing

Clean Finishing

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. 

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Corset Construction: Results

Corset Construction: Results

A while ago, Marta made two corsets from the same pattern, using different methods. Now she presents the results of her test.

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Five Corsetry Tips and Tricks

Five Corsetry Tips and Tricks

Little things make all the difference. Sara shows us five tricks that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in our work!

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Corset Construction: A Case Study

Corset Construction: A Case Study

Marta sets out to compare multiple layered and stitched, steel boned 'modern' construction to the 'old' methods.

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Corsetry for Larger Women

Corsetry for Larger Women

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.

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Seam types and their uses in corsetry

Seam types and their uses in corsetry

Nikki helps us identify different seam types and how (or how not) to use them in your corsetry creations.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 3

Corsets with Cups, Part 3

Now that we have a fully fitted mockup, Barbara guides us through the process of making the final corset with wired cups.

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Foundations Concealed

Foundations Concealed

Sergei introduces the modern world of integrated corsetry, its origins, and the advantages of merging the corset and fashion layers.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, and doing fittings and adjustments, for cupped corsets.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Royal Black shares secrets of creating cupped corsets, using a standard overbust corset pattern & well fitting ready-to-wear bra.

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Roll Pinning Techniques

Roll Pinning Techniques

Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.

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U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.

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U-Plunge Corset Dress

U-Plunge Corset Dress

May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.

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The Folded Seam or Welt Seam Corset

The Folded Seam or Welt Seam Corset

Kim discusses the Welt Seam or Folded Seam method of corset construction, which is quick, precise, and produces a very durable corset.

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Jessica Rabbit Corset Dress

Jessica Rabbit Corset Dress

Lisa takes on a corsetry challenge and shows us how she created a beautiful quick-change garment for the burlesque stage, including an integrated corset.

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The Darth Vader Underbust Corset

The Darth Vader Underbust Corset

Izabela delves into the making of this modern corset using sheer and synthetic whalebone to achieve a dramatic Gothic, or maybe even ‘cyberpunk’, look.

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Push-Up Overbust Corset

Push-Up Overbust Corset

Barbara explains ways of creating a push-up overbust corset, including important parameters that influence the position of the bust and how to modify them.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 2

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 2

Jenni finishes up her simple broche corset with casings, eyelets and binding.

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How to Make a Corset

How to Make a Corset

In this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

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