Caroline's corset blog

Musings and progress from Caroline - projects she's working on, tips and tricks, and thoughts on corsetry

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  1. Patterning in CAD

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    I've spent most of the summer writing a manual for corset makers who might want to have a go at drafting their patterns in CAD. I'm going to be presenting my techniques at the next Oxford Conference of Corsetry (August 2017) and this book came about whilst I was thinking about how to explain CAD to beginners. CAD can seem daunting and it certainly isn't something you can learn over a weekend, but with a little dedication it is quite straightforward moving from your dressmaker's paper to the screen. We live in a digital age after all - I find it so much easier filing, retrieving, amending and having a play around with designs in this way. I shall be listing my book in my Etsy shop in the near future but if you would like a copy (and not have to pay VAT if you live in Europe), please contact me with your e mail address and, via a PayPal payment, I can organise a copy to be delivered direct to your inbox. The book will retail at £18 initially.

    CAD front cover

  2. E Hume 1917 pattern

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    So I have been working on the E Hume 1913 pattern so I can create a corset for the Foundations Revealed 2015 competiton, and thought I'd share the pattern in my etsy shop. It's a really lovely design however I think rib cages must have been much smaller in Edwardian times! Some tweaking will definitley be needed to fit the modern body!

    E Hume

    And here are a couple of pictures of progress so far;

    hume 1hume 2