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friedman7A Cutter/Draper at the New York City Ballet as well as being a professional corsetiere, we asked Angela both about the finer points of her corsetmaking technique and about being in business.

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How to make your own personalised custom corset pattern, based on corset designs of the late 1870s... this might just be the best corset pattern you'll ever use.

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 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.

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