So I’ve started re-filming the Express Corsetry Course finally. The original was filmed on a low budget so while it’s clear and easy to follow it’s not so pretty and not as polished as I would have liked. Have a look at why the new version is going to be beautiful and what to do if you just bought the current version.
The New Express Corset Making Course
So to up the quality of the recording I now have a professional camera and the use of this lovely light rigging.
And as you can see the image quality and color is going to be beautiful!
…and this time no orange nail varnish! Promise There will also be a bonus ‘mockup altering’ chapter at the end of the DVD and hopefully I will have time to cover pattern matching for your outer fabric. Plus the pattern I’m making in the video is new and will also be added to the corset pattern compendium. Here is a sneak peek of the fabric I’m using and the pattern.
But what if I’ve bought the old Corset Making Course!
So what if you’ve just bought the current corset making course? Or received it for Christmas? Well fear not, anyone who has purchased since December 1st gets a free download! I’ll do my best to email download links to everyone automatically, if I miss you or you bought a hard copy on Amazon then email me after release date with your purchase details. So, if you want to own both the original and new version of the course, buy now and get the new version automatically! No need to do anything other than buy the Express Corsetry Course in the normal way from the corsettraining.net/corset-making page and you automatically get the new one! There will also be an introductory offer for all previous customers.
So when will the new Corsetry Course be out?
So when is the release date? Well I don’t want to set an exact date incase it takes a few extra days, I don’t want to rush or compromise on quality. But I’m also not going to hang about! It will be out for Valentines day, hopefully a week before.
Stay tuned for progress updates and more sneak peeks!
So it’s all sewn together now, the corset pattern looks pretty good shape wise, but I’ll have to wait till later to try it on as I have a fair bit to do today and I need to find my lacing tape so I can give it a proper try on.
Handy hint – get some lacing tape for your mock-ups – it comes as a strip of sturdy cotton tape (sometimes petersham) with eyelets pre-set. When you make a corset mock up sew it on the back to allow you to lace the whole thing up and try the fit properly. It only takes two quick lines of stitching to attach, then afterward rip it off to use on the next mock up! So you only need ever buy 1 meter! Cut it in half and when you sew onto your mock ups don’t trim it, just leave the extra length hanging at the bottom. This ensures it will always be long enough for all your mock ups.
Anyway, here are the photos of the mock-up all sewn together and some pics of how I pin and sew the pattern pieces. I’ll update you when I’ve tried it on and if I alter the corset pattern, then again when I start to make a corset from it.
First four pattern pieces sewn together
Corset Pattern done! – Bust area
Corset Pattern done! - Two bottom edge options
OK so I’m sewing these together later but I thought I’d put up some pictures of the corset pattern pieces before I do so you can see them properly. This is what I’ve got up to so far and as you can see it’s a seven piece corset pattern, so 14 pieces in total. This is going to be a nice sturdy corset training pattern. I’ve been meaning to design something nice and shapely but comfortable to wear underneath my cloths on a daily basis. I’m terribly inconsistent when it comes to corset training and haven’t really bothered for a while now. It’s an overbust design but when I get the mockup on I’ll draw in an underbust line.
I’m using coutil for this mock up incase you’re wondering what fabric it is, but only because I bought some that turned out to be of a nasty quality not fit to make a corset from but couldn’t be bothered to send it back!
Yep you did read correctly, a leather hip bag is on the agenda today. I had some time this morning to get going on a little side project and I’ve always wanted to make a leather corset. But as I don’t want to jump straight into making a corset with this beautiful but unfamiliar fabric, I thought I’d start with something a little less complicated. (Plus I’ve always wanted to make a bag!) So here are the designs I’ve been making -
I’m going with a simple on the hip design as shown in the top right but probably leaving off the garter bit.
I used some scrap fabric and pins to work out a sewing pattern for it by literally placing it on my hip and drawing on the fabric. I’ve also got a load of leather to practice with from my aunts old sofa! This is where I’m up to with it -
There’ll be a zip along the top and a second pocket compartment on the front. I’ll also be making a corset mock up today, more piccys later!
I don’t know about you but when I’m out I can’t help but snap photos of stuff that inspires me to make something corsetry! I think its the sewing bug but everything seems to inspire an ‘I’d love to sew something in that colour/style/material’ I had a particularly fruitful trip the other day so I thought I’d start sharing my shopping ‘mood boards’ with you