Great article Cathy, very in-depth! I think "A corset making course online to reach the people that don’t have the opportunity to come to the School in London" is brilliant! Luca devour's knowledge, and that folks is why he's a master at what he does!
Thank you for fantastic article! I think Luca is my new corsetry idol! ok, I did think so with the earlier article but still it needs to be said again. The shape is spot on! You do not see that on other corsets.
When I made my victorian corset to use with my vicorian fashion I made it single layer despite all the instructions saying to have many layers. I figured if using quality coutil one do not need more layers, having the extant old corsets as reference. It went well and is the most smooth (no folds/wrinlles) and most comfortable corset I made. However I made this before this new-but-old way to use synthetic whalebone I used spiral boning. Next corset = definitely synthetic whalebone!
I did get to look and feel at extant corsets while in a Parisian second hand store but I did not really have time with having 3 person with me not interested in the matter. But it was interesting! Locally here I have yet to see extant corset. :/ Maybe different cultures about keeping and disposing.