The Corsetmaker's Companion
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
Barbara explains ways of creating a push-up overbust corset, including important parameters that influence the position of the bust and how to modify them.
Mark discusses the drafting, fitting and creation of this classic - but notoriously complicated - non-wired bra which gives excellent bust support and shape.
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.
Let Mother Nature inspire your designs! Izabela walks us through making this one-of-a-kind corset-dress made from seasonally-available materials.
Izabela delves into the making of this modern corset using sheer and synthetic whalebone to achieve a dramatic Gothic, or maybe even ‘cyberpunk’, look.
Lisa shows us how she created a beautiful quick-change garment for the stage, icluding an integrated corset.
Jenni finishes up her simple broche corset with casings, eyelets and binding.
Marianne guides us through the steps to make a shouldered corset torso block, from which we can integrate corsets with outerwear garments.
Lisa demonstrates ‘the duct tape method’ of pattern drafting - it's especially helpful for people who are better with 3D than with measurements and a calculator.
Using what we learned in her Shouldered Corset Torso Block article, Marianne now shows us how to mock-up, fit and pattern a shirtwaist corset bodice.
Mark discusses the issues around bra industry sizing standards, and explores how to create bras for different sized cups that are both proportional and attractive.
Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.
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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