Corset Book

"The Basics of Corset Building" written by Linda Sparks, owner of Farthingales Midwest was written as a textbook for the beginner corset maker. It includes easy-to-follow instructions, with many illustrations and photographs describing how to make a corset, using various techniques.

You will find a link beside the book cover below, that will take you to an opportunity to read sections of the book. If you don't have this book already you will definitely want to add it to your collection as no corset maker's library or costumers library is complete without it. If you've been struggling with a gift idea consider purchasing this book.

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The Basics of Corset Building


A Handbook for Beginners by Linda Sparks

A new look for the original book, same great information under a new cover as Linda's book is now published by St. Martins press. Order here or ask at your favorite bookstore.

Learn the basics of corset building as taught by an expert. A step by step guide for beginners which covers everything from tools, fabrics and bones to creating a fashion corset - even if you have never made a corset before. Linda discusses commercially available patterns, making alterations and several approaches to making a corset alterable and non-alterable.



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