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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks…

Some handy tips and tricks!

Steampunk Swing Arm Busks

We’re so excited to be able to offer these Steampunk Swing Arm Busk Sets!   So many of you have asked about what boning to use, how to drill holes, what length rivets you’d need, and how to set them. … Continue reading

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Yaya Han’s Corset Pattern: A Tutorial by Jack Spicer

This is a tutorial of the Yaya Han Overbust Corset pattern with cups by Jack Spicer at:  https://www.facebook.com/Spicercosplay/ For a beginning seamstress, corsets can seem very intimidating, but they are more meticulous than difficult. Yaya Han’s Overbust/ Underbust Corset Pattern for … Continue reading

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Determining What Size Pattern To Make

Many of us have purchased a pattern in what we thought was our size, only to find out that what we thought – is not what the pattern makers thought. Your best bet whenever you buy a pattern for anything is … Continue reading

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Replacing Corset Bones

Do you want to replace a corset’s plastic bones with steel bones? Does your corset have incorrectly measured boning lengths? Do you need to repair bent or broken corset bones? Well, here’s a great “how-to” video from our friend Lucy! … Continue reading

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How to Measure Underwires

It’s really hard to know what bra size you wear, let alone what size underwire you need. Every company that makes bras and bra sewing patterns has their own sizing, some overlap, but often they don’t. When viewing an underwire … Continue reading

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A Corset ‘Life-Hack’ From Our Friend Lucy

Here’s an interesting technique in busk repair shared by our friend Lucy.     You can view more great videos from Lucy at: Lucy Corsetry  

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Swellegant Tutorial

    Check out the great Swellegant Tutorial below! Click on the images to view Full Size.

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Setting a D-Ring With Clip

You can attach this D-Ring with the attached Nickel Clip onto any existing corset, bag, purse, backpack, pair of Jeans, or belt. Anything, really. With a Rivet or a Chicago Screw.     I used this D-Ring with the attached Nickel Clip … Continue reading

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Setting Grommets: Grommet Setting Machine

If you have many Grommets to set, the best way to set 2 part Grommets & Washers is to use the Grommet Setting Machine. ~Test setting a grommet on scrap fabric first. Make sure it is similar in weight to … Continue reading

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Cutting Continuous White Steel Boning

When you buy a continuous roll of boning you have the freedom to cut your pieces of boning to exactly the right length, as opposed to just rounding to the nearest half inch. You can work on your project according … Continue reading

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