Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!
Melanie tackles how to buy materials for working with latex, as well as some basic gluing and seaming skills, and safety advice you need.
High quality leather work of this kind is recognisable by its well-finished edge. Rebecca takes us through the process.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
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.
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.
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.
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.
Marianne guides us through the steps to make a shouldered corset torso block, from which we can integrate corsets with outerwear garments.
Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.
Sergei introduces the modern world of integrated corsetry, its origins, and the advantages of merging the corset and fashion layers.
Barbara guides us through the process of making a mock-up, and doing fittings and adjustments, for cupped corsets.
Royal Black shares secrets of creating cupped corsets, using a standard overbust corset pattern & well fitting ready-to-wear bra.
May continues her discussion by showing us how to apply the invisible method of boning construction to this beautiful plunge-neck corset dress.
May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.
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.