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Vintage Corset Adverts – Various Corset Makers 1901 – 1911

By on November 18, 2014

I’ve started to collect vintage corset training adverts from around the 1900s as they provide a very useful reference for the shape and styling of the original corsets that our modern day corset patterns are based on. I have a

Corset Training Before And After

By on May 13, 2013

Your body will change shape instantly the moment you put on a proper corset training corset and tighten the laces. This is because the corset will displace the fat around your middle and hold your body in the shape of

Corset Training How-To (4)

By on May 12, 2013

Permanent Effects and Health So we’re discusses how tight lacing won’t permanently change your shape in a matter of months -this is because it merely disperses the fat (moves it) and this will move back to its original location. Corset

Corset Patterns for Corset Training (5)

By on April 26, 2013

Corset Shapes There are even more corset pattern shapes to choose from than lengths (on hips, over hips etc, see last few posts for more details). Below are examples of the main ones, the top line shows those commonly used

Corset Training & Healthy Skin

By on April 22, 2013

When you start to corset train one of the things you don’t realize is how much of an effect it will have on your skin and its overal condition. Its not until you start to tight lace on a daily

Easter Offer

By on March 3, 2013

Make an Elizabethan Corset – Video & Pattern 15% OFF – Easter Special! Step-by-step Video and Printable Pattern with REVERSIBLE front panel! Go on, treat yourself this Easter! —Instant Download!— LINESPACE Reversible front panel gives you two dramatically different looks for the

Costume or Corset?

By on September 11, 2012

There can be some confusion about the difference between a corset and a costume, theatre or plain old fancy dress outfit with a corset-like appearance. Having made a lot of corsets I can tell if the quality is lacking, but

Corset patterns – how many pieces?

By on June 12, 2012

When learning how to make a bodice or corset you will come across a number of corset patterns and knowing how to discern between a good shaped corset or bodice pattern is essential. In a corset pattern the number of

How To Make A Bodice Article

By on June 9, 2012

We have a new article up on the articles page called How To Make A Bodice, Not A Corset. The point of which is to give you a bit more info on the difference between a bodice pattern and a

Jazz it up with alternating corset pattern panels

By on June 5, 2012

I’ve been asked by an inexperienced corset maker – what might be an easy way to make a corset look exciting without too much extra effort or sewing. Well that’s an easy one as their are lots of ways to