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Using examples and YouTube 'walk-throughs', this 10,000 word (59 page) E book explains how Corsets by Caroline create their corset pattern designs. An under-bust pattern is created from measurements in the simplest way possible - by flat-patterning in two ways, and one is extended into an over-bust. This creates a measurement-accurate first draft for further testing with toiles. How a pattern can be tweaked and have its size changed is outlined, bra drafting (that can be used in cupped corsetry), pattern grading, and more complex pattern grading are covered. If you have a design that you would like to market commercially, this manual will help you get started.
This manual has been written to follow on from the ultimate corset making guides and will complete most of your knowledge required in the practise of this beautiful craft. The information can be used to inform both traditional and digital drafters. The following is the content list that will give you an idea of what is included;
Introduction Example 1 – drafting a simple under-bust (flat patterning) Extending the under-bust into an over-bust Example 2 – using percentages & a spreadsheet to create a simple under-bust Tweaks to panel shapes/ how to change a pattern’s size (YouTube tutorials) Bra drafting overview (with YouTube links) Methods used to draft unusual and complex shapes in corsetry - Seeking inspiration and the development of a design o Sketching using croquis / doodling in CAD o Altering an existing pattern using an example o Draping directly on to a mannequin Grading corsetry patterns, part one – simple shapes - Complexity of design - A word on digital drafting - Creating a commercial pattern from a graded design Grading corsetry patterns, part two – more complex shapes - Example 1 – grading an Edwardian design - Example 2 – grading a complex contemporary design