Construction

Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!

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Working with Burlap/Jute

Working with Burlap/Jute

Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.

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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.

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1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

 1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

Izabela takes the late Victorian Higby corset pattern from her last article and creates a striking, modern Steampunk version using buckskin leather.

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Sheer Tulle Corset

Sheer Tulle Corset

Marta shares her experience of creating a beautiful corset out of this sheer material and pinpoints some key discoveries about working with transparent fabrics.

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Semi Mesh Corset

Semi Mesh Corset

Maja creates a semi mesh corset using spot broche in contrast panels of a transparent fabric, giving a very feminine shape with an accentuated waist to hip ratio.

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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!

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How To Make A Mesh Corset

How To Make A Mesh Corset

Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.

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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.

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Sewing with Leather, Part 1

Sewing with Leather, Part 1

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

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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.

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Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

How to make this very unique busk step by step at home with hand tools, which are easily acquired at your local hardware store if you don’t already have them at home.

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Introduction to Corset Cutting

Introduction to Corset Cutting

A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!

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Draft a Symington Corset Pattern

Draft a Symington Corset Pattern

It's fun to play with the original Symington Victorian corset patterns - but here, for the first time anywhere, is how to draft one yourself.

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Drafting, Adapting, and Modifying Corset Patterns

Drafting, Adapting, and Modifying Corset Patterns

Marion continues her series on the "Best of" Foundations Revealed, covering articles on pattern drafting, adapting and modifying corsets.

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Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.

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Antique Nursing Corset

Antique Nursing Corset

Guiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.

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Materials versus Fit

Materials versus Fit

Amber compares the effect of different construction methods and materials on the same body, with ideas on applying this to clients.

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Patterning for the Sway Back

Patterning for the Sway Back

Lumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.

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