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Letters oct2009 iconThis month we have two questions - one on copyright-free patterns for corsets made for retail and one on proper length of bones.

Beautiful corset by Alexis Black at Electra Designs, photo by Stuntkid

Before you give your boss and your spouse the big speech, take the quiz to find out if you are ready to make your hobby into a living as a corsetmaker!

Emerald Edwardian by Dragontown CorsetsBrooke, of Dragontown Corsets, has over 10 years of experience in corsetry. A consummate professional who believes in apprenticeship, she was only too happy to spill the beans...

icon free smPart 2 of the revolutionary 2009 tutorial that enables a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.

icon free smThe revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.

icon free smHow much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?

Patent 611116, 1898Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.

icon free smStep by step to creating simple and complex flossing designs: different threads to use, the right needles, basic stitches and making your own decorative, yet functional, flossing designs.

CB_corset_iconThe pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.

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