Simple underbust corsets are a staple for corset wearers and makers. Here are the patternmaking tools and techniques to get you started right. (Updated 6/21/12 with clarified drafting instructions)
Sandra Stuart walks you through enlarging a small diagram to the correct size for the creation of a working pattern, using an 1878 original and Photoshop.
Inspired by the gilded form seen in many a Sparklewren photograph, Anya has another go at making a display form - with sparkle!
Anya continues her dressform journey by documenting her own process of making a body cast for accurate fittings.
Anya consolidates some of the information on dress forms, discussing different techniques and their various pros and cons.
The first of a series in which Anya will summarise her mannequin quest to assist in creating your own dress form or display mannequin.
A while ago, Marta made two corsets from the same pattern, using different methods. Now she presents the results of her test.
Little things make all the difference. Sara shows us five tricks that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in our work!
Mark dishes out some helpful hints and tools for corset making, including a faster way of cording, plus bone tipping and eyelet reinforcement.
Got a small remnant of beautiful, rare or expensive fabric? Want to try something new - like a hand-quilted motif? Feature it on a petite cincher!
What are the correct tools for corsetry, when some swear by tools that others avoid? I'll share what's in my toolbox, what has been relegated to the scrapheap, and why.
A tricky skill to master: Laura details a few techniques on how to do it right first time, every time - and how to keep your stitching straight.
Flo guides us through the process of drafting a simple border lace overlay for the top half of an underbust corset.
Continuing the Silverado series, making a professional corset step by step, with Laura's long-awaited how-to for External Boning Channels.
Mark takes the basic corselet further by adding shaping or control panels to it. He also shows how to adapt the corselet blocks to make other foundation garments.
Mark shares with us the secrets of working with stretchy powernet, and shows how to make a vintage corselette of the 1950s or 60s.
Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?
More on technical fashion drawings known as "flats". You'll learn how to take your corset illustrations to the next level, with Marianne's three keys to beautiful flats.