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Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Many makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.

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Step-by-Step Worksheets

Step-by-Step Worksheets

Laura shares her step by step corset construction worksheets for making a two layer corset with and without a waist tape. Never miss a step again!

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Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding

Binding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!

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Hip Fins

Hip Fins

A hip fin is an external structural embellishment that typically sits over the hip of the corset. Nikki gives us the details on how to get it there!

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Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 1

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 1

In this article, Jenni takes us through keeping your silhouette and color in harmony when surface decorating your corsets.

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Matching Stripes in Corsetry

Matching Stripes in Corsetry

Stripes create an unusual visual interest in your corsetry. Here's how to match stripes perfectly by a simple technique of visualizing pattern matching choices before stitching up the project.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Continuing the series, making a professional corset step by step with Laura's long-awaited Two Layer "Cheat" Method for boning channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Continuing the Silverado series, making a professional corset step by step, with Laura's long-awaited how-to for External Boning Channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Looking at the cutting and marking process in more detail than ever before - get some new tips by seeing how the pros do it!

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Soft Bras, Part 3

Soft Bras, Part 3

Inject some 1950s film noir femme fatale style into your underwear drawer as Mark continues his non-underwire bra making series with "Circle 'n' Spoke" bras.

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Soft Bras, Part 2

Soft Bras, Part 2

In Part 2 of this series, Mark discusses some variations on his soft bra theme to create a cup more suitable for a larger bust.

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Soft Bras, Part 1 (free to view)

Soft Bras, Part 1 (free to view)

By popular demand, over the next few articles Mark will put down the “underwires from hell” and we'll draft and make some bras without any wiring.

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Circular Wire Strapless Bra

Circular Wire Strapless Bra

The search for the perfect strapless bra is still ongoing. Could this 1952 example be the one? Mark gives full instructions so you can try it for yourself.

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Overwired Strapless Bra

Overwired Strapless Bra

The search for the perfect strapless bra is always ongoing. Instead of pushing up from below, let's have a go at suspending from above with "overwires".

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How To Make A Bra 3

How To Make A Bra 3

Part 3 of our bra pattern drafting/making series. You have taken measurements and drafted a pattern - now break out the sewing kit!

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Preparing for Business, Part 1

Preparing for Business, Part 1

Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?

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Two 1910's Brassieres

Two 1910's Brassieres

How did Edwardian women support their busts with such low cut corsets? Jen shares the details and patterns of two 1910's brassieres in her collection.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 3: Shapes

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 3: Shapes

Sunny discusses the different factors that combine to create the shape of the skirt, and the petticoats that support it. Patterns of the six petticoats are included this month.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

Sunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.

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