The Corsetmaker's Companion
Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.
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Maja creates a semi mesh corset using spot broche in contrast panels of a transparent fabric, giving a very feminine shape with an accentuated waist to hip ratio.
Marianne guides us through the steps to make a shouldered corset torso block, from which we can integrate corsets with outerwear garments.
Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.
Lisa demonstrates ‘the duct tape method’ of pattern drafting - it's especially helpful for people who are better with 3D than with measurements and a calculator.
Barbara explains ways of creating a push-up overbust corset, including important parameters that influence the position of the bust and how to modify them.
Marta shares her experience of creating a beautiful corset out of this sheer material and pinpoints some key discoveries about working with transparent fabrics.
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.
Marta breaks with tradition from her usual leather corsetry to make a beautiful corded corset and discuss some pattern modifications therein.
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