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Heaven forbid we have to design or cut for a waist over 26”. As the body gets fatter, it becomes impossible to work with, right? Wrong.
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.
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!
Laura shares her foolproof system for preventing wasted time and effort with some simple organizational tools.
Jenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity.
Racing thoughts? Too much to do? No time to make your creative dreams real? Here's how to find some clarity and move forward.
At the end of the day, a successful business does need to make money. Rosie walks through the basics for budding entrepreneurs.
Continue writing your high quality business plan by focusing on the tactical and marketing aspects of the business.
Rosie guides you step by step through the process of writing a business plan of high enough quality to present to a bank or loan company.
Rosie discusses the pleasures and pitfalls of going it alone, and helps you decide whether running your own business is right for you.
Barbara continues her series by sharing the contents of her own corsetry masterclass, how she prepared for the event, and how it went.
Barbara from Royal Black shares her teaching experience, including topics to cover, target audience, timing, location and cost.
Working as an intern is one way to learn a specialist skill like corsetry. Rosie discusses whether interning is either a benefit or a disadvantage.
Learning 'on the job' is a great way to pick up skills. Rosie explains the ‘why, when and how’ of securing a corsetry internship.
Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today. "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.
"Sell only the particular skills that you have already practiced. Practice only the skills that you hope to sell." Jenni helps you move toward professional status.
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?
How do you know that your client will pay? How do you know that they won't ruin and try to return what you've made them? The answer to most concerns is a good contract. Are you protecting yourself?
How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?
Now that there are many corsetmakers in business, creating a strong visual identity is increasingly important for your brand.