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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!

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Latex basics 2: Materials

Latex basics 2: Materials

Melanie tackles how to buy materials for working with latex, as well as some basic gluing and seaming skills, and safety advice you need.

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Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

Hand Tooled Leather Corsetry 3

High quality leather work of this kind is recognisable by its well-finished edge. Rebecca takes us through the process.

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Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.

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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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Strength Layer Fabrics

Strength Layer Fabrics

Many corsetieres would have you believe that a "real" corset is only made from coutil. However, other fabrics can be used, if they pass a series of tests.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 1

3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 1

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.

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Shouldered Corset Torso Block

Shouldered Corset Torso Block

Marianne guides us through the steps to make a shouldered corset torso block, from which we can integrate corsets with outerwear garments.

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Supporting a Large Bust 1

Supporting a Large Bust 1

Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.

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Foundations Concealed

Foundations Concealed

Sergei introduces the modern world of integrated corsetry, its origins, and the advantages of merging the corset and fashion layers.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Corsets with Cups, Part 2

Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, and doing fittings and adjustments, for cupped corsets.

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Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Corsets with Cups, Part 1

Royal Black shares secrets of creating cupped corsets, using a standard overbust corset pattern & well fitting ready-to-wear bra.

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U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

U-Plunge Corset Dress, Part 2

May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.

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U-Plunge Corset Dress

U-Plunge Corset Dress

May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.

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Jessica Rabbit Corset Dress

Jessica Rabbit Corset Dress

Lisa takes on a corsetry challenge and shows us how she created a beautiful quick-change garment for the burlesque stage, including an integrated corset.

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The Darth Vader Underbust Corset

The Darth Vader Underbust Corset

Izabela delves into the making of this modern corset using sheer and synthetic whalebone to achieve a dramatic Gothic, or maybe even ‘cyberpunk’, look.

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Shirtwaist Corset (from corset torso block), Pt. 1

Shirtwaist Corset (from corset torso block), Pt. 1

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.

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