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Perfect Corset Eyelets

Perfect Corset Eyelets

Two professional tips for perfect eyelets every time, because the little things can make all the difference in your enjoyment of your work!

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1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

Andrea makes a final bridal-styled version of the 1882 Strauss patent corset, perfecting the technique and adding gorgeous lace and amazing flossing!

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Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset 2

Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset 2

Constructing a diagonally seamed corset: Katarina includes some useful tips for easier corset sewing and for making strong tightlacing corsets.

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Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset

Y&N Diagonal Seamed Corset

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.

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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

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.

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CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!  

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Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

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Hearts 5: Possibilities

Hearts 5: Possibilities

Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.

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The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Working with Slippery Silks

Working with Slippery Silks

Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.

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Latex basics 3: Haberdashery

Latex basics 3: Haberdashery

Melanie discusses closures for latex outfits, including when and exactly how to set both visible and invisible zippers into latex.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

High quality leather work of this kind is recognisable by its well-finished edge. Rebecca takes us through the process.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 1

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.

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Latex basics 1: Latex care

Latex basics 1: Latex care

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.

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Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.

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The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.

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Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

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!

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Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

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