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We look in detail at a rare antique shop find - a real, plus size Victorian corset with a 38" waist - and then we give you the pattern.
Jema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.
How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?
Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.
This month Suzannah asks about corset mannequins, Laurie inquires about the different site look and Natalie wonders how adaptable the corset drafting tutorial could be.
A Cutter/Draper at the New York City Ballet as well as being a professional corsetiere, we asked Angela both about the finer points of her corsetmaking technique and about being in business.