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Another Year at Corset Training

By on August 4, 2013

 Another Year at Corset Training & A Few Changes To Be Made Well it’s a few days after my 28th birthday and give it a few months will also be another year older. So it’s a time of reflection

Do You Make a Corset Open Fronted or Closed Fronted?

By on July 21, 2013

When making a corset training corset or boned bodice you have to decide how you’ll have the front panels. You may choose to have a front closure such as the traditional nobs and loops busk (loops are affixed to a

Corset Patterns with Gores

By on June 14, 2013

While some corset makers out there will be familiar with this term, there will be a larger number, especially amoungst the beginners, who haven’t a clue what a ‘Gore’ is. This blog post is for you. It sounds like some

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

The bodice pattern takes shape

By on May 6, 2012

The bodice pattern is taking shape finally. We”re nearly there – yay – I”ve just got the edges to finish off. Like with all my new corset patterns, I couldn”t resist trying it on before it”s finished, just to check

How to make a bodice pattern video

By on April 30, 2012

Today I started the filming for the exciting new Elizabethan bodice pattern! Yes filming! The next pattern in the printable patterns range will come with an optional workbook and video guide. I”ve again been looking for a way to make

Bodice Patterns &Corset Patterns

By on April 9, 2012

This month is my Elizabethan Corset Pattern month for me but I should be calling it Bodice Pattern month really. The corsets from this period are rather different from the more familiar Victorian corset patterns as I’m finding out! A

Fabrics for Bodice Patterns

By on April 8, 2012

Yesterday I indulged my biggest obsession, fabric shopping! -Stands up- “good evening everyone, I”m Scarlet and I am a fabric addict, it has been less than a day since my last fabric purchase”. O yes! But all is not lost

How To Make A Corset Some Matching Bias Binding

By on March 11, 2012

Want a really professional finish to your corset making? Then make your own bias binding. Don’t get me wrong I use the pre-made bias binding a fair bit, but for when the shop bought plain colors just don’t sit right

How To Tell Its Bias Binding

By on March 10, 2012

Its important when sewing corsets to use bias binding on your corset edges both top and bottom because, as we discussed in the last post, the stretch properties of fabric cut on the bias allows it to go round the