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Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
Last month a very decisive 73% of you wanted to see the pattern re-worked twice for the model. This month, we will focus on the first version, as it came off the pattern block.
Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.
Interpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!
Corsetmaking presents no one-size-fits-all solutions. Jenni conducts a unique experiment to compare the effects of four different types of steel in her bespoke corsets.
Jenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.
Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.
Jenni finishes up her simple broche corset with casings, eyelets and binding.
In this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.
Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.
What makes a corset, a corset? Jenni shares her basic six rules of "good" contemporary Victorian corsetry.
Got a small remnant of beautiful, rare or expensive fabric? Want to try something new - like a hand-quilted motif? Feature it on a petite cincher!
The hugely talented artist behind Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry goes into detail about her embellishment processes.
In this article, Jenni takes us through keeping your silhouette and color in harmony when surface decorating your corsets.
Jenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity.
Jenni begins her discussion of silhouette, including personal preference and inspiration.
Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today. "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.
"Sell only the particular skills that you have already practiced. Practice only the skills that you hope to sell." Jenni helps you move toward professional status.
Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?