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Here are some tasters of our vast archive of over 100 in-depth, step-by-step articles on making corsets and other historical underwear. If you like what you find here, do consider joining Foundations Revealed and supporting the open sharing of information between corsetmakers and costume makers. If we work together, we ALL improve!

 

How to Make a Corset

icon-smIn this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.

 

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The Basics of Flossing

flosing_iconStep 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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Draft Your Own Corset Pattern

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.

 

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Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

Basic Busk InsertionA 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.

 

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Planning Out Boning Channels

Title-iconAddressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.

 

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Step-by-Step Worksheets

Warners, La Violette model, 1898 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!

 

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The Corset Maker's Tools

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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.

 

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Perfect Boning Channels

American Lady Corset, Jordan Marsh Catalog, 1897, p202Lots 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.

 

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Saving Time and Effort

Journaling_iconLaura shares her foolproof system for preventing wasted time and effort with some simple organizational tools.

 

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The Corsetmaking Revolution

CorsetThe revolutionary, free tutorial that enables you to create a unique, beautifully fitting corset from ANY pattern - antique or new.

 

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Don't Let Binding Get You Down

bindingicon.jpgBinding stays and corsets is frustrating... isn't it? Find out how to perfect your stays and corsets with our indispensible guide!

 

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The S-Bend in Context

The S-bend style corsetThe S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

 

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