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Latex basics 3: Haberdashery

Latex basics 3: Haberdashery

Melanie discusses closures for latex outfits, including when and exactly how to set both visible and invisible zippers into latex.

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Latex basics 2: Materials

Latex basics 2: Materials

Melanie tackles how to buy materials for working with latex, as well as some basic gluing and seaming skills, and safety advice you need.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

High quality leather work of this kind is recognisable by its well-finished edge. Rebecca takes us through the process.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 2

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 2

Rebecca explains the tools of leatherwork by taking you through an example of carving leather. Follow along and try a new skill!

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

Ever admired hand tooled leather corsetry? Here's how to select, purchase, and plan corsets with it, for those who are more used to fabric.

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Latex basics 1: Latex care

Latex basics 1: Latex care

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.

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How To Make A Bobbinet Corset

How To Make A Bobbinet Corset

Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.

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Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.

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Metal Corsetry

Metal Corsetry

Jennifer introduces us to one of the misfits of the corsetry world, the metal corset, which has mysterious roots and purposes.

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Materials in Corsetry

Materials in Corsetry

An easy guide to the best articles to help you find what you're looking for. For new readers, it's an insight into the depth of the collection.

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Watercolor Effects with Tulle

Watercolor Effects with Tulle

Marion introduces us to tulle and the delightful watercolor effects you can achieve with different color fabric layers stacked on top of each other.

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Working with Burlap/Jute

Working with Burlap/Jute

Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.

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Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon 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.

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The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.

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Something Shiny

Something Shiny

Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!

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Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

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!

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Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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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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Leather Corset Making

Leather Corset Making

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. 

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