- Written by Anthony Canney
Anthony guides you through drafting out a well-fitted, comfortable masculine corset pattern ready for seam allowances and mocking up.
Now my BF can't say "No!" to me! I'm making him a male corset and I don't give a damn if I have to drug him to get him laced in :P
I do have a question... Is it absolutely necessary (for a male corset) that the bottom front part of the pattern pieces 2 & 3 is curved outward?
Personally I like a flatter front on female corsets and I'm wondering would a flatter front on a male corset be uncomfortable for the wearer?
Thank you for a great article!
Hello and thanks to you both!
You can make any adjustments necessary to make a better fit for your BF or clients. Piece number 2 once sewn to 1 actually end up being almost flat; the angle on the front panel just makes the second panel seem more curvy than they are once sewn.
However the flatter you make the front the more likely it will be to press against the front abdomen and front of the pelvis. With there being less space between the ribs and pelvis every panel needs to be used to it's fullest potential, so by making the front flatter you will in turn be loosing inches that you can cinch down.
Let me know when you go to try this out for yourself! I'd love to know how it works out for you.
Sorry to bring back a really old post here but I too am very interested in this comment/question and I cant seem to find any comment here that has responded to it.
With the disney movie Tangled being so popular theres been a lot of interest in the vest worn by Flynn. It really looks like a corset vest but I am unsure of how to go about constructing the upper part of the vest and attatching it the lower corset.
This gives me different concerns from giving the corset an outer shell and essentially hiding it in the garment. If the rear yoke, shoulder and chest are seperate from the lower body of the "bodice" I am concerned the different fabric strengths and tensions would be problematic.
This is very interesting, Mr Canney! As a transgender woman, I wonder how this could be adapted to those of us who have masculine ribcages yet strive for a more feminine silhouette.
I made my first female corset from a standard pattern, but after one convention weekend of wearing it, it began pinching a nerve in my left pelvic/thigh region and became unbearably painful to wear, forcing me to consult with a corsetiere for my next one. It'd be nice to figure out what went wrong; I don't trust myself to make another properly.
Tyler Klene said :
Could someone explain step 4 through the end of the tutorial in English? With the way this tutorial is written, I can't understand what's being asked. The photos offer no help either. I've honestly never been so confused when trying to draft a corset pattern.
Tyler - One cant plough a field by turning it over in ones mind. I would suggest that you get a piece of paper, and a pencil, and go through this tutorial step by step in practice. Like many things, you will soon find that by doing it, the mud will clear :)