Construction

How To Make A Mesh Corset

How To Make A Mesh Corset

Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.

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Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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Fake Leather Corded Corset

Fake Leather Corded Corset

Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.

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Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

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.

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Introduction to Corset Cutting

Introduction to Corset Cutting

A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!

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Draft a Symington Corset Pattern

Draft a Symington Corset Pattern

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.

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Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.

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Antique Nursing Corset

Antique Nursing Corset

Guiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.

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Materials versus Fit

Materials versus Fit

Amber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.

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Patterning for the Sway Back

Patterning for the Sway Back

Lumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.

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Corseting Various Body Types

Corseting Various Body Types

Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 2

Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 2

Jenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 1

Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 1

Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.

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Fitting: The Secret Skill

Fitting:  The Secret Skill

Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?

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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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