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Andrea makes a final bridal-styled version of the 1882 Strauss patent corset, perfecting the technique and adding gorgeous lace and amazing flossing!
Constructing a diagonally seamed corset: Katarina includes some useful tips for easier corset sewing and for making strong tightlacing corsets.
The 1885 ad raised questions. What is a diagonal cut for? Function, decoration, or gimmick? Katarina has a go at making one to find out.
Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.
Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.
The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available for you to choose from in each area of the corsetmaking process.
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!
Continuing discussion on the home sewer's approach to leather corsetmaking, one part professional technique, one part broke college student ingenuity.
Marta continues her exploration of the ‘difficult materials’ field and describes the advantages and disadvantages of using fake leather.
Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt of Skeletons In The Closet shows you how to make one.
What better way to create a corset that stands out from the crowd than to give it a visually striking front opening that's not only beautiful looking, but sturdy and quick to use?
Historical fashion magazine corset ads say over and over again: "Available in white or drab coutil, or fast black sateen". But what colour is "drab" exactly? And how can you make it cheaply?
Jeremy covers how to use python scripts to create custom corset patterns on your computer with any given measurements.
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.
Mark shows us how to achieve clean lines and repeatable accuracy in his introduction to the use of Computer Aided Design for beginners.