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Written by Marianne Faulkner
Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.
Written by Anya Kovacs
The first of a series in which Anya will summarise her mannequin quest to assist in creating your own dress form or display mannequin.
Anya consolidates some of the information on dress forms, discussing different techniques and their various pros and cons.
Anya continues her dressform journey by documenting her own process of making a body cast for accurate fittings.
Inspired by the gilded form seen in many a Sparklewren photograph, Anya has another go at making a display form - with sparkle!
Written by Amber Welch
Lumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.
Amber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.
Written by Laura Loft
You fix a bustline problem, but then fixing the waist makes the bustline look wrong again... here are some step-by-step techniques for fitting corsets right the first time.
Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?
Written by Rossanne Hamilton
Rossanne explores decorative ways to change the perceived shape of the body through corset design, to best flatter yourself or your clients.
Do you struggle to get the correct fit across the bustline? Learn to get it right without squishing or gapping.
Written by Isabelle Mekel
Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.
Analysing the secrets of success of the finished corset from the last article, plus: how can gussets and shoulder straps be used to support a large bust?
Written by Jenni Hampshire
Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.
Jenni addresses the combination of patterning, support, body type and fabric to get a perfectly smooth fit.