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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.
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)
Guiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.
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.
The revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.
Kim discusses the Welt Seam or Folded Seam method of corset construction, which is quick, precise, and produces a very durable corset.
In this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.
Addressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.
Lots of people have asked how to get perfectly straight and even boning channels. Here are a few tips and tricks that'll help you tame unruly stitching.
What are the correct tools for corsetry, when some swear by tools that others avoid? I'll share what's in my toolbox, what has been relegated to the scrapheap, and why.
A tricky skill to master: Laura details a few techniques on how to do it right first time, every time - and how to keep your stitching straight.
Laura shares her step by step corset construction worksheets for making a two layer corset with and without a waist tape. Never miss a step again!
Laura shares her foolproof system for preventing wasted time and effort with some simple organizational tools.
Professional corsetmaker Alexis Black shows you how to lay out and pattern match a corset made from asymmetrical printed fabric, with stunning results.
Step 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.
Part 2 of our bra pattern drafting and making series: drafting the blocks for the cups, cradle and wings of a simple underwired “Darted Cup” Bra.
The first in a series of articles on bra patterning and making. Before we get out the fabric, there's a big obstacle to tackle: what size bra do you want?
Astrida gives us the facts on some corsetting myths that simply refuse to die, thanks in part to Hollywood, and also to popular fiction.