Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.
Melanie discusses closures for latex outfits, including when and exactly how to set both visible and invisible zippers into latex.
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.
Rebecca explains the tools of leatherwork by taking you through an example of carving leather. Follow along and try a new skill!
Ever admired hand tooled leather corsetry? Here's how to select, purchase, and plan corsets with it, for those who are more used to fabric.
Melanie schools us in the joys of latex clothing, including proper latex care, how to wear latex, and the basic equipment for working with it.
Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Jennifer introduces us to one of the misfits of the corsetry world, the metal corset, which has mysterious roots and purposes.
An easy guide to the best articles to help you find what you're looking for. For new readers, it's an insight into the depth of the collection.
Marion introduces us to tulle and the delightful watercolor effects you can achieve with different color fabric layers stacked on top of each other.
Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.
Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.
Marianne discusses the tools available to aid corsetieres - outlining the options available in each area of the corsetmaking process.
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
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.
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.