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Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.
Many corsetieres would have you believe that a "real" corset is only made from coutil. However, other fabrics can be used, if they pass a series of tests.
Marianne guides us through the steps to make a shouldered corset torso block, from which we can integrate corsets with outerwear garments.
Simple underbust corsets are a staple for corset wearers and makers. Here are the patternmaking tools and techniques to get you started right. (Updated 6/21/12 with clarified drafting instructions)
Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.
Using what we learned in her Shouldered Corset Torso Block article, Marianne now shows us how to mock-up, fit and pattern a shirtwaist corset bodice.
Now that there are many corsetmakers in business, creating a strong visual identity is increasingly important for your brand.
Marianne discusses strategies for using social media and local events to stay informed about and connected to not only your customer base, but also your peers.
Marianne walks us through the steps of setting up a thorough and professional-looking portfolio, a must-have for any creative professional.
Marianne helps guide us through the task of developing a ready-to-wear corset style, from design through to the final graded patterns.
Marianne explains line sheets, the collective representations of your styles, which are used to help you develop, manage, and sell your line.
More on technical fashion drawings known as "flats". You'll learn how to take your corset illustrations to the next level, with Marianne's three keys to beautiful flats.
Marianne shows you how to produce flats - the clean, professional line drawings that show important construction details for each of your designs.
Marianne discusses the hard numbers of how to work out the actual cost for a given corset (or any garment).