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Roll-Pinning: Tips and Techniques

Roll-Pinning: Tips and Techniques

Barbara Pesendorfer, of Royal Black, shares her secret techniques to getting a super smooth outer finish on fabric or PVC using roll pinning.

Breaking through a Design Block

Breaking through a Design Block

Creative blocks can be so frustrating. Marion shares tips on how to refresh your creative batteries and allow yourself the space to create.  

Exploring Corset Embellishments

Exploring Corset Embellishments

Kelly discusses some basic types of corsetry embellishment techniques to get you started on the road to unique custom creations.

Computerized Pattern Generation

Computerized Pattern Generation

Jeremy covers how to use python scripts to create custom corset patterns on your computer with any given measurements.

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.

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.

Additional Bonus Chapter

Additional Bonus Chapter

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As our thank you to you, here's the special bonus chapter as promised.

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The Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

The Six Rules of “Good” Corsetry

What makes a corset, a corset? Jenni shares her basic six rules of "good" contemporary Victorian corsetry.

Preparing for Business, Part 1

Preparing for Business, Part 1

Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?

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.

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

The Modern Corsetiere's Studio

Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available for you to choose from in each area of the corsetmaking process.

Fitting: The Secret Skill

Fitting:  The Secret Skill

In the first of a hotly-anticipated series, Laura rolls up her sleeves and addresses the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?

Long Distance Corsetry

Long Distance Corsetry

Many corsetmakers accept long distance orders. Is it a good idea? Jenni explores the benefits and pitfalls, and offers tips and advice.

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!

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.

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Jema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.

Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

Basic Flexible Busk Insertion

A tricky skill to master: Laura details a few techniques on how to do it right first time, every time - and how to keep your stitching straight.

Questions & Answers February 2011

Questions & Answers February 2011

Three awesome questions & solutions: fitting 1770's stays for curvy figures, changing overbust corsets to underbusts, and corsets for apple shape figures.

Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe isn't an easy corsetiere to categorize; blending historical corsets with modern styling, and mixing with a touch of whimsy.