Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
This month, Anna works with us on refining the fit and starts to think about the final design of this Edwardian transitional corset for our 2013-14 competition.
Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.
Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.
Izabela takes the late Victorian Higby corset pattern from her last article and creates a striking, modern Steampunk version using buckskin leather.
May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.
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.
What makes a corset, a corset? Jenni shares her basic six rules of "good" contemporary Victorian corsetry.
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?
How did Edwardian women support their busts with such low cut corsets? Jen shares the details and patterns of two 1910's brassieres in her collection.
Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Today many burlesque performers commission pasties (small nipple covers) to match their costumes, so the ability to make them is a valuable commodity for a corsetmaker.
As fashion changed in the early C20th, so did underwear. Kelly guides us through the making of a teens brassiere, or corset cover, to go under an evening gown.
Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun, understandable and practical.
Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.
Kim discusses the Welt Seam or Folded Seam method of corset construction, which is quick, precise, and produces a very durable corset.
May guides us through the process of taking a corset pattern and making it into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.
Carmene guides us through making "a well-fitted corset made by every housewife or active woman who needs to move" from 1855.
Yes, this corset is a labour of love. Yes, doing all that cording takes ages. Was it worth it? YES! This is a lovely corset, comfortable and fun and easy to wear and it looks so unusual and smart.
In the first of a hotly-anticipated series, Laura rolls up her sleeves and addresses the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?