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Planning a Corsetmaking Masterclass, Part 1

Planning a Corsetmaking Masterclass, Part 1

Barbara shares her experiences of organising corsetry masterclasses, including topics to cover, target audience, timing, location and cost.

Branding for Corsetmakers 1

Branding for Corsetmakers 1

Your brand is your mark, something that makes your work recognisably yours. At its best, your work should subtly convey your mark with concision and clarity. 

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?

Designing & Prototyping Ready-to-Wear Corsetry

Designing & Prototyping Ready-to-Wear Corsetry

Marianne helps guide us through the task of developing a ready-to-wear corset style, from design through to the final graded patterns.

Planning a Corsetmaking Masterclass, Part 2

Planning a Corsetmaking Masterclass, Part 2

Barbara continues her series by sharing the contents of her own corsetry masterclass, how she prepared for the event, and how it went.

Branding for Corsetmakers 2

Branding for Corsetmakers  2

Communicating your brand: more on getting your message across, for corsetmakers who want to earn their own money from their work.

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.

Preparing for Business, Part 2

Preparing for Business, Part 2

"Sell only the particular skills that you have already practiced. Practice only the skills that you hope to sell." Jenni helps you move toward professional status.

Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Case Study: Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe

Joëlle of Atelier Sylphe isn't an easy corsetiere to categorize; blending historical corsets with modern styling, and mixing with a touch of whimsy.

Preparing for Business, Part 3

Preparing for Business, Part 3

Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today.  "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.

Costing for Corsetry

Costing for Corsetry

Marianne discusses the hard numbers of how to work out the actual cost for a given corset (or any garment).

Towards a Distinctive House Style: 2

Towards a Distinctive House Style: 2

Jenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity as a whole.

Logo Design for Corsetry Businesses

Logo Design for Corsetry Businesses

Alison gives us some tips and pointers on how to create an effective and long-lasting logo when starting, marketing and promoting a corsetry business.

Case Study: Charlotte Raine

Case Study: Charlotte Raine

Professional corsetmaker Charlotte Raine tells us how she got started, how her business works and about working with the Jane Austen Centre.

Creating a Line Sheet

Creating a Line Sheet

Marianne explains line sheets, the collective representations of your styles, which are used to help you develop, manage, and sell your line.

Design for Print

Design for Print

Alison explores the stationery, business cards and print advertising that you need to run a successful business, and how to prepare artwork for these.

When to Call it Quits

When to Call it Quits

Sannie discusses issues that are not always talked about by professional corsetiers: making a living from corsetry and knowing when to close your business.

The Corset Maker's Tools

The Corset Maker's Tools

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.

Case Study: Kate Mior

Case Study: Kate Mior

We talk to Kate Mior of Totally Waisted Corsets about how she juggles a business in corsetry with a career as an international street performer!

Step-by-Step Worksheets

Step-by-Step Worksheets

Laura shares her step by step corset construction worksheets for making a two layer corset with and without a waist tape. Never miss a step again!