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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 6

Continuing the series, making a professional corset step by step with Laura's long-awaited Two Layer "Cheat" Method for boning channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 5

Continuing the Silverado series, making a professional corset step by step, with Laura's long-awaited how-to for External Boning Channels.

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Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Silverado Corset, Start to Finish 4

Looking at the cutting and marking process in more detail than ever before - get some new tips by seeing how the pros do it!

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Colour Theory for Garment Makers

Colour Theory for Garment Makers

Patricia helps guide us through the landscape and terminology of this most broad of terms.

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Corset Design and Embellishment 2

Corset Design and Embellishment 2

We all appreciate a pleasing balance, rhythm, and harmony intuitively - but how do you use them consciously when designing corsetry?

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Corset Design and Embellishment 1

Corset Design and Embellishment 1

Learn how to use key elements and principles of design to create a balanced, professional look in all your corsetry and fashion work.

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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.  

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Corsets & Health 2: Waist Training

Corsets & Health 2: Waist Training

Controversy abounds, but what are the real effects of waist training on muscles & bones in the body? Chiara offers insight & tips.

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Corsets & Health: Myths & Evidence

Corsets & Health: Myths & Evidence

In the intersection between physiotherapy & period costume Grimilde separates the fact from fiction about corsets & back pain.

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How To Find The Time

How To Find The Time

Racing thoughts? Too much to do? No time to make your creative dreams real? Here's how to find some clarity and move forward.

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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?

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Home or Workshop Photography 2

Home or Workshop Photography 2

Laurie shares some tips on editing the beautiful new photography we've created, along with ideas on the best placement of those images.

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Home or Workshop Photography 1

Home or Workshop Photography 1

Documenting the creation process, the final corset, and the corset on your client are all opportunities to obtain images for your portfolio.

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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.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

Sunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.

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Shapewear Back to Basics

Shapewear Back to Basics

Mark helps us to understand what is actually possible to do to the body with shapewear and what is in the realm of fantasy.

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