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Jenni Hampshire

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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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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Hearts 3: First Toile

Hearts 3: First Toile

Last month a very decisive 73% of you wanted to see the pattern re-worked twice for the model.  This month, we will focus on the first version, as it came off the pattern block.

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Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.

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Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Interpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!

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Flat Steel or Spiral Boning?

Flat Steel or Spiral Boning?

Corsetmaking presents no one-size-fits-all solutions. Jenni conducts a unique experiment to compare the effects of four different types of steel in her bespoke corsets.

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 2

Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 2

Jenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.

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Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 1

Fitting & Smoothing: Front Hip, part 1

Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 2

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 2

Jenni finishes up her simple broche corset with casings, eyelets and binding.

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How to Make a Corset

How to Make a Corset

In this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

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Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

What makes a corset, a corset? Jenni shares her basic six rules of "good" contemporary Victorian corsetry.

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Crystal Whistlejacket Corset Cincher

Crystal Whistlejacket Corset Cincher

Got a small remnant of beautiful, rare or expensive fabric? Want to try something new - like a hand-quilted motif? Feature it on a petite cincher!

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Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

The hugely talented artist behind Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry goes into detail about her embellishment processes.

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Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 1

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 1

In this article, Jenni takes us through keeping your silhouette and color in harmony when surface decorating your corsets.

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Preparing for Business, Part 3

Preparing for Business, Part 3

Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today.  "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.

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Preparing for Business, Part 2

Preparing for Business, Part 2

"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.

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Preparing for Business, Part 1

Preparing for Business, Part 1

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?

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Professional Photoshoots

Professional Photoshoots

Is it worth spending money on a professional photo shoot? What are the possibilities and pitfalls? Jenni tells us how to do it and what to look out for.

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Branding for Corsetmakers 2

Branding for Corsetmakers  2

Communicating your brand: more on getting your message across, for corsetmakers who want to earn their own money from their work.

 

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