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Foundations Revealed: The Home of Corsetmaking and Bra Making.

The online corsetry apprenticeship that puts you in control of your learning.

Basic push-up corset shape by Barbara Pesendorfer of Royal Black Couture Corsetry for Foundations Revealed All done! "Le Vitrail" (The Stained Glass Window) by Julianne Coriandoli, winner of the Foundations Revealed 2014 Competition


  • Save money by learning which tools and materials are worth buying, which aren't, and how to use them properly
  • Build confidence by getting a solid grounding in the essential skills you need, with minimal trial and error
  • Ask questions and get informed feedback - there's no need to try to figure it out alone!
  • Free articles to get you started

Intermediate makers

  • Get over that plateau with an unrivalled range of real Victorian patterns
  • Get noticed and build a following in our annual Corset Competition
  • Test out that dream of going pro by browsing our articles on running a corsetmaking business

 Advanced makers

  • Go professional with confidence, with the support and advice of our Business section, or just go the distance with meaty projects that you can really get your teeth into
  • Become a Foundations writer and give something back to your community. Unlike many websites, we pay all our writers
  • Take 21st century corsetmaking forward, rediscovering and developing Victorian secrets into new ideas for modern times.


Learn from the world's best makers, including

Jenni Hampshire (Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry)
Barbara Pesendorfer (Royal Black Couture and Corsetry)
Laurie Tavan (Daze of Laur)
... and over 60 more...



Classes, conventions and conferences inspire you for a couple of days, but are over quickly, cost hundreds of dollars and require lots of travelling time. 

College courses cost tens of thousands of dollars and only cover the basics of the craft.

Members of Foundations Revealed use all our resources, whenever and wherever you wish, at your own pace, for a small, affordable contribution of $14.97 per month to make membership accessible for as many people as possible, whilst also supporting our hardworking teachers and staff.

(Cancel any time.)

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