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Additional Bonus Chapter

Additional Bonus Chapter

Thank you very much for passing the news on to our friends - that shows a great spirit of generosity,and that's what we need if we're going to spread the spirit of craftsmanship worldwide. There's enough for everyone, so why not share?

As our thank you to you, here's the special bonus chapter as promised.

Download The Corsetmaking Revolution: The Next Step here(Suitable both for Mac and PC users)

Use it, enjoy it, and feel free to ask questions by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

 

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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Draft Your Corset Pattern

Draft Your Corset Pattern

How to make your own personalised custom corset pattern, based on corset designs of the late 1870s... this might just be the best corset pattern you'll ever use.

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Corsetmaking Revolution

Corsetmaking Revolution

The revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.

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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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How to make a Flossing Sampler

How to make a Flossing Sampler

Part 2 now live! We can now add our first flossing design, modelling the technique shown on an original bespoke Victorian corset.

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Flossing Design Library

Flossing Design Library

A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.

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How To Find The Time

How To Find The Time

Racing thoughts? Too much to do? No time to make your creative dreams real? Here's how to find some clarity and move forward.

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Contracts for Corsetmakers

Contracts for Corsetmakers

How do you know that your client will pay? How do you know that they won't ruin and try to return what you've made them? The answer to most concerns is a good contract. Are you protecting yourself?

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How Much To Charge?

How Much To Charge?

How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?

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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: March 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

Two questions and a short story on the Letters page this month: how to make a set of the 1660 watered silk stays from the V&A, alternative lacing and where to find colored eyelets, a short story from 1913.

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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: 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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Melanie Talkington

Melanie Talkington

Inside chat with Melanie Talkington, owner of Lace Embrace Atelier Inc., corsetiere to Dita von Teese and Cathie Jung, and antique corset collector.

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Case Study: Kate Mior

Case Study: Kate Mior

We talk to Kate Mior of Totally Waisted Corsets about how she juggles a business in corsetry with a career as an international street performer!

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