The Corsetmaker's Companion
In this free article, professional corsetmaker and owner of Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry gives us a solid foundation overview of how to make a corset.
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.
Laura shares her foolproof system for preventing wasted time and effort with some simple organizational tools.
Addressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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