Beginner Corsetry:

~Main index~

-shapes
-patterns
-fabrics
-hardware
-construction
-lacing

-purchasing a corset

-wearing a corset

 

Drafting an Underbust Corset:

~Main index~

~Type One~
-measurements
-calculations
-drafting instructions

~Type Two~
-measurements
-calculations
-drafting instructions

 

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Corsets can be a very intimidating thing to a beginning costumer or a new fashion design school student. Boning, busks, laces . . . not to mention the lack of patterns available! Corsetry isn't really that hard, though, even if you're a novice sewer. It all comes down to knowing what you're trying to achieve and how to do it.

If you're new to corsetry, start at the Shapes page. Follow the links and you will learn everything you need to know to get started on your own corset. If you are still intimidated, go to the Purchasing page to learn some tips about buying a corset. If you've made a corset or two and are looking to expand your techniques, look at the Pattern Drafting pages to get instructions on how to draft an underbust pattern from your own measurements.