The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.
How to make this very unique busk step by step at home with hand tools, which are easily acquired at your local hardware store if you don’t already have them at home.
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
It's fun to play with the original Symington Victorian corset patterns - but here, for the first time anywhere, is how to draft one yourself.
Guiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.
Amber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.
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?
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.