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Pink Corset – Part 2 – Inserting the busk (and the Corset Training mascot)

By on November 17, 2014

Yes I got a little bit further today with my experimental single layer corset training corset. Had a bit of fun with enamel paint too!  So today I found time to insert the busk. I haven’t worked out how to make

Poking fun at natural curves for 5 years now.

The New Express Corset Making Course – Coming Soon!

By on March 9, 2014

Sneak peek of the Corset Photo Shoot… The videoing ended a few days ago with a session that finished at 3am. Then, having only had 5 hours sleep, horror of horrors I had to strut about in front of a

Drafting a Corset Training Corset - first panel

The 3D Method of Corset Pattern Drafting – Draping

By on August 24, 2013

As promised I managed to dig out some photos of the three dimensional method of pattern drafting (as apposed to the 2D flat pattern drafting method we were discussing yesterday). I’m lucky enough to have an old school dress form

Using The 2D Method of Drafting Corset Patterns

By on August 23, 2013

So I’ve been using the 2D method of drafting corset patterns over a bodice block, I’ve not used a bodice block before but Robert Doyle uses it in his book ‘Waisted Efforts’ so I thought I’d give it a go.

Close up of the top edge after redrawing

Getting the Edges Right on Your Corset Patterns

By on August 21, 2013

When drafting corset patterns it can be difficult to get all the pieces to match up exactly. So if you’ve ventured into corset designing you may find todays video blog particularly useful… Today I’ve been mostly drafting corset patterns! Yes

how to make a bodice corset

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

Need A Cooler Corset Training Corset for Summer?

By on July 15, 2013

Yes it's summer and corsets aren't designed with summer in mind. We attempt to get round it by wearing shorter corsets. Well I'm going a step further-

Making Usable Corset Patterns

By on July 14, 2013

When you start learning to make a corset you tend to stick to pre made shop bought patterns, and while these are great, sometimes it can be hard to find what your looking for. Little details can be altered on

How can I Tell Quality Coutil For Corset Making?

By on July 10, 2013

What is Coutil? For the sake of newbie’s to corset making I’d better just briefly explain what this stuff is, although I’ve covered this before many a time. Coutil sounds fancy but it’s just a fabric designed to make a corset from.