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Something Shiny

Something Shiny

Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!

 

Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.

 

Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Alison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.

 

Preparing for Business, Part 1

Preparing for Business, Part 1

Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?

 

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Sewing with Leather, Part 2

Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

 

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available for you to choose from in each area of the corsetmaking process.

 

How to Make a Corselette

How to Make a Corselette

Mark shares with us the secrets of working with stretchy powernet, and shows how to make a vintage corselette of the 1950s or 60s.

 

Making a Pair of 1760 Stays

Making a Pair of 1760 Stays

Izabela gives us a simple, yet historically accurate construction guide for the non-expert that offers the maximum number of fitting opportunities.

 

CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...

 

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Kelly discusses the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.

 

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!

 

Flattering Different Figures Using Design

Flattering Different Figures Using Design

Rossanne explores decorative ways to change the perceived shape of the body through corset design, to best flatter yourself or your clients.

 

Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

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.

 

Questions & Answers February 2011

Questions & Answers February 2011

Three awesome questions & solutions: fitting 1770's stays for curvy figures, changing overbust corsets to underbusts, and corsets for apple shape figures.

 

Stretch Fabric Control Panels

Stretch Fabric Control Panels

Mark takes the basic corselet further by adding shaping or control panels to it. He also shows how to adapt the corselet blocks to make other foundation garments.

 

Leather Corset Making

Leather Corset Making

Leather is considered to be one of the most difficult materials to work with, but it doesn't have to be. Marta shows us a few simple ways to make it easy. 

 

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

The hugely talented artist behind Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry goes into detail about her embellishment processes.

 

A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 1

A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 1

Knowing how stays were really made allows us to imitate those techniques and produce an accurate garment. We study the genuine article in detail.

 

Fake Leather Corded Corset

Fake Leather Corded Corset

Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.

 

The Corset Maker's Tools

The Corset Maker's Tools

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.