Thimbles have been around for millennia, and they really do protect your fingers. Lisha shows you exactly how to choose and use one!
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Does the idea of washing a corset make you woozy? Can it be done? Watch Marta bravely try it with this wash and wear corset!
A flashy corset is an attention-grabber, but what if you want an "invisible" corset to be worn under clothes? Marta gives us some "stealthing" options.
Patternmaker Caroline walks us through the development of her spectacular backless and strapless corset pattern.
Three different methods for stitching eyelets by hand, and explanations of how to use the most common tools involved in setting metal eyelets.
Joanne test drives the stays pattern with which most makers begin. Is Butterick 4254 a great beginner pattern... or an ill fitting mess?
Commercial patterns have a bad reputation among corset makers! Jalea reviews and adds further instructions and fitting hints to this one.
The pattern seems good, but what do you do with that mock-up? On to fitting toiles, featuring example stays on three different body types.
Do not fear stays! Michelle takes a well known 18th c stays pattern and shows us how to measure it, enjoy its unusual shape, and alter it to fit.
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