Leather is considered to be one of the most difficult materials to work with, but it doesn't have to be. Marta shows us a few simple ways to make it easy.
Many corsetieres would have you believe that a "real" corset is only made from coutil. However, other fabrics can be used, if they pass a series of tests.
If it stretches, zigzag sew it, or in this case, glue it! In talking us through a corset dress, there's more here on using latex from Mark Garbarczyk.
Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.
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?
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.
Mark shows us how to achieve clean lines and repeatable accuracy in his introduction to the use of Computer Aided Design for beginners.
Simple underbust corsets are a staple for corset wearers and makers. Here are the patternmaking tools and techniques to get you started right. (Updated 6/21/12 with clarified drafting instructions)
Sandra Stuart walks you through enlarging a small diagram to the correct size for the creation of a working pattern, using an 1878 original and Photoshop.
Inspired by the gilded form seen in many a Sparklewren photograph, Anya has another go at making a display form - with sparkle!
Anya continues her dressform journey by documenting her own process of making a body cast for accurate fittings.
Anya consolidates some of the information on dress forms, discussing different techniques and their various pros and cons.
The first of a series in which Anya will summarise her mannequin quest to assist in creating your own dress form or display mannequin.
Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.
A while ago, Marta made two corsets from the same pattern, using different methods. Now she presents the results of her test.
Little things make all the difference. Sara shows us five tricks that are often overlooked, but can make a big impact in our work!
Mark dishes out some helpful hints and tools for corset making, including a faster way of cording, plus bone tipping and eyelet reinforcement.
Got a small remnant of beautiful, rare or expensive fabric? Want to try something new - like a hand-quilted motif? Feature it on a petite cincher!
What are the correct tools for corsetry, when some swear by tools that others avoid? I'll share what's in my toolbox, what has been relegated to the scrapheap, and why.
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.