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Creating your House Style: 2

Creating your House Style: 2

Jenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity.

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Creating your House Style: 1

Creating your House Style: 1

Jenni begins her discussion of silhouette, including personal preference and inspiration.

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Branding & Rebranding

Branding & Rebranding

Now that there are many corsetmakers in business, creating a strong visual identity is increasingly important for your brand.

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Reviewing Your Creative Year

Reviewing Your Creative Year

How to review your year with a positive, loving attitude, even if it wasn't great, and use it as a springboard into the coming creative year.

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RSI: Prevention and Treatment

RSI: Prevention and Treatment

Sewing and corsetry can be tough on our hands. Marion discusses her RSI story, and explains what she's done to help herself heal. 

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Questions & Answers February 2011

Questions & Answers February 2011

Three awesome questions & solutions: fitting 1770's stays for curvy figures, changing overbust corsets to underbusts, and corsets for apple shape figures.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: May 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: May 2010

Help in creating a corset pattern for an asymmetrical figure; advice on dealing with models, corsets and photoshoots; and how to clean everyday corsets.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: April 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: April 2010

Two questions and an embroidery library on the Letters page this month.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: February 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: February 2010

This month we have four questions: transferring marks to the garment, how to sew a challenging area on an 1891 Ageless patterns corset, bias cut panels on Teens corsets, how to adjust a pattern for a client's challenging hip area

 

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Letters, Questions & Advice: January 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: January 2010

In Letters, Questions and Advice this month: Laura sends in a great lighting suggestion, Rachelle asks about 1840's corset resources, and Hanna wonders how to make a 1950's style bra for her new dress.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: December 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: December 2009

There are two questions this month. One on patterning/fitting a corset for a figure where the waist is almost as big as the hips. The other is on horizontal boning channels in 18th century corsets.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: November 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: November 2009

This month Suzannah asks about corset mannequins, Laurie inquires about the different site look and Natalie wonders how adaptable the corset drafting tutorial could be.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

This month we have two questions - one on copyright-free patterns for corsets made for retail and one on proper length of bones.

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Interview with Luca Costigliolo

Interview with Luca Costigliolo

Luca has caused a sensation with his thoughts on synthetic whalebone, so we've invited him back to tell us more about his work.

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