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Both of my guides plus a simple under-bust pattern for beginners.
This is a 25 page pdf manual of corset construction information that I send out with all my patterns. Included are all the instructions you will need to make a corset including pictorial examples such as how to change a pattern's measurements, insert a busk, gores and gussets, cupped corsetry, and single or double layered construction methods;
Page 3 Where to start? 3 - Prepare your design 4 - Taking your measurements 5 - Printing a digital pattern 5 - Amending a pattern’s measurements 10 Sewing the corset – general information 14 Sewing the corset – the technical stuff 14 - inserting busks 15 - single layer construction method 16 - double layer construction methods 19 - creating flat-felled seams 21 - inserting gores and gussets 23 - inserting cups 26 - cording 26 - lacing up your corset
Upping your corsetry game - move into intermediate level territory
This is a 15 page pdf article (5000 words) that talks a little more about perfecting your corsetry. It is ideal for beginners wanting to move on in their abilities. The corset construction manual is more of a technical document explaining the 'how to' whereas this article talks specifically about design, fit and construction and is more of a trouble-shooting guide for those who have made a few corsets and are looking for ways to improve their skills.
Under-bust pattern - a very simple pattern to get you started if you are new to this wonderful artform.
Please take a look at my website where I have lots of information about corset making.
Please note that the cover photograph is a representation of all the designs currently available from Corsets by Caroline - available as separate patterns in the Etsy shop (this listing does not include a pattern for all of these designs).