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Corset History

17th Century Stays and Boned Bodices

17th Century Stays and Boned Bodices

Elisa looks at the history of stays and discusses a few extant garments to see if any conclusions can be drawn on their construction.

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Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.

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The Busk: Past, Present and Future

The Busk: Past, Present and Future

The changing face of the busk: different styles and their uses, present day innovations and possible futures.

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Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.

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The Pipestem Corset

The Pipestem Corset

Nikki guides us through the mysterious waters of the pipestem corset, including a bit of history and a lesson on what is / is not a pipestem.

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Modern Corsets Inspired by the Past

Modern Corsets Inspired by the Past

As modern corsetmakers we are all inspired by the past. Sannie shows how historical examples can inspire your way of making corsets.

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Posture and Corsets

Posture and Corsets

Jennie takes us from the African Bush to the modern chiropractor while discussing perfect posture and how corsets can help!

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Busting Corset Myths

Busting Corset Myths

Astrida gives us the facts on some corsetting myths that simply refuse to die, thanks in part to Hollywood, and also to popular fiction.

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