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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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How To Make a Latex Corset

How To Make a Latex Corset

Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.

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Swing hook front closure

Swing hook front closure

What better way to create a corset that stands out from the crowd than to give it a visually striking front opening that's not only beautiful looking, but sturdy and quick to use?

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Drab Coutil - Dye Your Own

Drab Coutil - Dye Your Own

Historical fashion magazine corset ads say over and over again: "Available in white or drab coutil, or fast black sateen". But what colour is "drab" exactly? And how can you make it cheaply?

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Computerized Pattern Generation

Computerized Pattern Generation

Jeremy covers how to use python scripts to create custom corset patterns on your computer with any given measurements.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 1

3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 1

Lisa demonstrates ‘the duct tape method’ of pattern drafting - it's especially helpful for people who are better with 3D than with measurements and a calculator.

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CAD: “Corsets Are Digitised”

CAD: “Corsets Are Digitised”

Mark shows us how to achieve clean lines and repeatable accuracy in his introduction to the use of Computer Aided Design for beginners.

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Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Corset patterns always seem to be too small or too big at the bust. Here's a deceptively easy fix - a method that works even for large changes.

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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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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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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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Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.

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Clean Finishing

Clean Finishing

The joy of a beautifully made corset is in the details. Sara shows us how to finish a corset so it looks just as clean and beautiful inside as out. 

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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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Seam types and their uses in corsetry

Seam types and their uses in corsetry

Nikki helps us identify different seam types and how (or how not) to use them in your corsetry creations.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, and doing fittings and adjustments, for cupped corsets.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Royal Black shares secrets of creating cupped corsets, using a standard overbust corset pattern & well fitting ready-to-wear bra.

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Roll Pinning Techniques

Roll Pinning Techniques

Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.

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Push-Up Overbust Corset

Push-Up Overbust Corset

Barbara explains ways of creating a push-up overbust corset, including important parameters that influence the position of the bust and how to modify them.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

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