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Flattering Different Figures Using Design

Flattering Different Figures Using Design

Rossanne explores decorative ways to change the perceived shape of the body through corset design, to best flatter yourself or your clients.

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.

A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 1

A Pair of Stays c.1776-1785, part 1

Knowing how stays were really made allows us to imitate those techniques and produce an accurate garment. We study the genuine article in detail.

Planning Out Boning Channels

Planning Out Boning Channels

Addressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.

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.

Regency Stays 1790-1820, part 1

Regency Stays 1790-1820, part 1

Wendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.

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.

Perfect Boning Channels

Perfect Boning Channels

Lots of people have asked how to get perfectly straight and even boning channels. Here are a few tips and tricks that'll help you tame unruly stitching.

1882 Strauss patent 271377

1882 Strauss patent 271377

When I first looked at the patent for this 1882 Strauss corset I was incredibly intimidated. It has 26 pieces, 13 each side, and only six are just fabric...

Comparing Steel/Spiral Boning

Comparing Steel/Spiral Boning

Corsetmaking presents no one-size-fits-all solutions. Jenni conducts a unique experiment to compare the effects of four different types of steel in her bespoke corsets.

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 2

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 2

Andrea makes a second mockup in her size, and shows how spiral boning and plastic boning behave in this complex corset design.

Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

How to make this very unique busk step by step at home with hand tools, which are easily acquired at your local hardware store if you don’t already have them at home.

Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: October 2009

This month we have two questions - one on copyright-free patterns for corsets made for retail and one on proper length of bones.