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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.
Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.
Our retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to pattern and make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.
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.
Marianne discusses different body types and how to go about creating custom corsets to fit these various forms, from a business perspective.
Luthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.
Mark takes us through the process of how to pattern draft and make a pair of tights or panty hose, and some custom control shorts.
Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.
Jennifer brings her late Victorian corsetry project to completion, creating a corset she is very happy with and in the color of the year, to boot!
In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.
Mark takes an in-depth and technically-detailed look into shapewear garments and how they are constructed to achieve a bodycon look.
Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.
Royal Black shares her secrets on how to create a corset with cups, using a standard overbust corset pattern and a well fitting ready-to-wear bra.
Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.
Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, fittings and adjustments for cupped corsets