Melanie schools us in the joys of latex clothing, including proper latex care, how to wear latex, and the basic equipment for working with it.
Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Jennifer introduces us to one of the misfits of the corsetry world, the metal corset, which has mysterious roots and purposes.
Marion introduces us to tulle and the delightful watercolor effects you can achieve with different color fabric layers stacked on top of each other.
Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.
Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.
Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!
Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.
Leather is considered to be one of the most difficult materials to work with, but it doesn't have to be. Marta shows us a few simple ways to make it easy.
Many corsetieres would have you believe that a "real" corset is only made from coutil. However, other fabrics can be used, if they pass a series of tests.
If it stretches, zigzag sew it, or in this case, glue it! In talking us through a corset dress, there's more here on using latex from Mark Garbarczyk.
Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.
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?
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.
Mark shows us how to achieve clean lines and repeatable accuracy in his introduction to the use of Computer Aided Design for beginners.