Two professional tips for perfect eyelets every time, because the little things can make all the difference in your enjoyment of your work!
Andrea makes a final bridal-styled version of the 1882 Strauss patent corset, perfecting the technique and adding gorgeous lace and amazing flossing!
Constructing a diagonally seamed corset: Katarina includes some useful tips for easier corset sewing and for making strong tightlacing corsets.
The 1885 ad raised questions. What is a diagonal cut for? Function, decoration, or gimmick? Katarina has a go at making one to find out.
Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.
Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.
The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.
Melanie discusses closures for latex outfits, including when and exactly how to set both visible and invisible zippers into latex.
High quality leather work of this kind is recognisable by its well-finished edge. Rebecca takes us through the process.
Ever admired hand tooled leather corsetry? Here's how to select, purchase, and plan corsets with it, for those who are more used to fabric.
Melanie schools us in the joys of latex clothing, including proper latex care, how to wear latex, and the basic equipment for working with it.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.
Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!
Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.