The Home of Corsetmaking and Costume Making

Hold Your Most Fabulous Corsets In Your Hands, Not Just In Your Head


♣  Create smooth, hourglass corsets that fit like a glove
♣  Build a unique costume wardrobe that turns heads every day
♣  Learn the secrets of the makers you've been admiring on social media
♣  Teach your hands to do justice to the ideas that dance around your head


Enrolment is now CLOSED.

Our focus is currently on our community and teaching.

Foundations Revealed has changed dramatically over the last couple of years.

No longer just a "magazine", we're now a thriving, interactive community, with mentor support in monthly live workshops and daily interaction in our private community.

When we are marketing and onboarding new people constantly, we cannot bring our best and undivided attention to the Members, so we are experimenting with welcoming new Members in groups, like a college class.

Our goal is to make this your favourite community to be in because you are well taken care of, because you are getting what you came for, and because we "Stitchlings" stick together! 

If you would like to be notified next time Foundations Revealed enrolment opens, click below!

Join the waiting list


Basic push-up corset shape by Barbara Pesendorfer of Royal Black Couture Corsetry for Foundations Revealed


Save money by learning which tools and materials are worth buying, which aren't, and how to use them properly
Build confidence by getting a solid grounding in the essential skills you need, with minimal trial and error
Ask questions and get informed feedback from our professional Mentors - there's no need to try to figure it out alone!


All done!


Get over that plateau with an unrivalled range of real Victorian patterns
Get noticed and build a following in our annual Contest
Test out that dream of going pro by browsing our articles on running a corsetmaking business
Run your mock-up photos past our professional Mentors and get the fit perfect before you cut that silk


"Le Vitrail" (The Stained Glass Window) by Julianne Coriandoli, winner of the Foundations Revealed 2014 Competition

 Experienced makers

Go professional with confidence, with the support and advice of our Business section...
...or just go the distance with meaty projects that you can really get your teeth into
Become a Foundations writer and give something back to your community. Unlike many websites, we pay all our writers
Take 21st century corsetmaking forward, rediscovering and developing Victorian secrets into new ideas for modern times.


The Mentors



Luca Costigliolo
School of Historical Dress
Barbara Pesendorfer

Barbara Pesendorfer
Royal Black Couture & Corsetry

Lowana O'Shea
Vanyanis luxury fashion


Why join Foundations Revealed?


Classes, conventions and conferences inspire you for a couple of days, but cost hundreds of dollars, are over quickly, and require lots of travelling time, energy and expense. Before you know it, you're alone in your room again with a seam ripper...


College courses cost tens of thousands of dollars and only cover the bare basics, with minimal actual sewing.


As a Member of Foundations Revealed you can use all our resources, whenever and wherever you wish, at your own pace, for a small, manageable monthly contribution  that supports our hardworking Mentors, writers and admin team. You are not tied in, and can cancel any time.


We are committed to helping YOUR hands do justice to the ideas that dance in your head, because if you succeed, there will be more beautiful, skilled slow fashion in the world - and that means we ALL succeed.




Above: Well known makers such as Jessica Crutchfield (Ties That Bynde) and
Nikki Swift (Narrowed Visions) share their opinions on Foundations Revealed


Above: The proof is in the pudding. Charlotte Aurora Madsen shares the corsets
she made before FR... and the first three made AFTER she joined us!



"Awesome awesome awesome! I have learnt more from one month of Foundations Revealed than on the corset course I paid £180 for. It's worth every penny, thank you!"

Julie A., UK


"Foundations Revealed is one of the best sites on the net. It represents what the net can do - make available quality and usable information for everyone. Keep up the exceptional work!"

Marlene Hobart, via Facebook


"There's lots of information on the internet for free, but the nice thing about THIS site is the consistent quality... I'd rather be able to go to one source and find trustworthy information from people who've been "vetted" by the pros."

Kay, Missouri, USA

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