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Laura Loft

In what order should you fit a corset?

In what order should you fit a corset?

You fix a bustline problem, but then fixing the waist makes the bustline look wrong again... here's a technique for fitting corsets right first time.

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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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Fitting the Bustline

Fitting the Bustline

Do you struggle to get the correct fit across the bustline? Learn to get it right without squishing or gapping.

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Overview of the Fitting Process

Overview of the Fitting Process

You fix a bustline problem, but then fixing the waist makes the bustline look wrong again... here are some step-by-step techniques for fitting corsets right the first time.

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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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Planning Boning Channels

Planning Boning Channels

Addressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.

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Perfect Boning Channels

Perfect Boning Channels

Lots of people have asked how to get perfectly straight and even boning channels. Here are a few tips and tricks that'll help you tame unruly stitching.

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The Corset Maker's Tools

The Corset Maker's Tools

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.

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Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

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.

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Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Many makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.

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Step-by-Step Worksheets

Step-by-Step Worksheets

Laura shares her step by step corset construction worksheets for making a two layer corset with and without a waist tape. Never miss a step again!

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Saving Time and Effort

Saving Time and Effort

Laura shares her foolproof system for preventing wasted time and effort with some simple organizational tools.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Continuing the series, making a professional corset step by step with Laura's long-awaited Two Layer "Cheat" Method for boning channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Continuing the Silverado series, making a professional corset step by step, with Laura's long-awaited how-to for External Boning Channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Looking at the cutting and marking process in more detail than ever before - get some new tips by seeing how the pros do it!

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 3

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 3

Last week, Laura covered the horizontal adjustments to the Silverado pattern. This week she completes the adjustments by covering the vertical dimensions.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 2

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 2

Laura takes us step by step through altering the Silverado corset pattern to fit the required dimensions.

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Silverado Corset 1 (free article)

Silverado Corset 1 (free article)

Using the Silverado corset pattern as an example, Laura Loft shows exactly how to alter a commercial pattern to fit like a professional one.

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