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Kelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?
Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!
Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.
Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.
Izabela takes the late Victorian Higby corset pattern from her last article and creates a striking, modern Steampunk version using buckskin leather.
Marta shares her experience of creating a beautiful corset out of this sheer material and pinpoints some key discoveries about working with transparent fabrics.
Maja creates a semi mesh corset using spot broche in contrast panels of a transparent fabric, giving a very feminine shape with an accentuated waist to hip ratio.
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.
Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
The home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.
How to make this very unique busk step by step at home with hand tools, which are easily acquired at your local hardware store if you don’t already have them at home.
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
It's fun to play with the original Symington Victorian corset patterns - but here, for the first time anywhere, is how to draft one yourself.
Marion continues her series on the "Best of" Foundations Revealed, covering articles on pattern drafting, adapting and modifying corsets.
Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.
Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.
Guiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.
Amber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.