Hi I’m Scarlett and since 2009 I’ve been running CorsetTraining.net. I’m a 3rd generation seamstress from London and as you may have guessed, I specialize in corset making, specifically teaching others how to make corsets. I’ve been teaching corset making online for over 5 years now! I have a degree from Goldsmiths University, London in BA Fine Art & Art History, an obsession with buying fabric and a Fox Terrier sidekick called Layla (after the Eric Clapton song) who likes to rest her head on the sewing machine pedal. More on her below.
This is me!
And so is this!
Some fun stuff about me that’s not corset related – I have an addiction to learning new crafts and hobbies; everything from metalwork to pottery. I made my son a sword for his tenth birthday (properly, like with fire, an anvil and a large hammer). I traveled to Japan to eat firefly squid. I own a vintage Victorian top hat and a collection of waistcoats. I love snakes and I pet spiders. My hair changes colour on average once a month but it’s mostly red or a red variant which is where I got the nickname Scarlett. I still listen to 90s skater punk music even though I’ve not been a teenager for ten years now (weep) and the one and only skateboard I owned is still in my shed even though it’s broken and I haven’t used it for a similar length of time. There it is. In the picture below. *nostalgic sigh*
I set up CorsetTraining.net as an informational and education site on Tight Lacing , Corset Making and more. Its purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire. I blog regularly about the corsets I’m making with lots of photos and I sell my corsetry course and sewing patterns. Join me on my blog here or on Facebook & Twitter. If you want to contact me you can reach me at this email – Corsettraining ‘at’ gmail.com.
This is Layla, she sits under the sewing table and gets in the way lots, which I figure makes her the Corset Training mascot. You’ll see her cropping up on my social media and occasionally in my blogs depending on how much she felt like being in the way that day or doing something cute.