Think of a corset as a blank canvas.Here's what's included in this comprehensive guide to building your first corset:Section One: Tools and Materials for Corset Building: Discusses the tools you'll need, plus types of steel, plastic, and textiles.Section Two: Building a Corset: Everything you need to know about working with bones and busks, setting grommets and eyelets, and creating a beautifully finished corset.Section Three: Construction Techniques: Covers all the steps, including making a modesty panel, making a mock-up, and building single layer, double layer, and fashion fabric corsets.Section Four: Alterations and Fit: Discusses commercial corset patterns, as well as how to fit and style a corset for exactly the look you want.
Linda Sparks was born in Toronto, Ontario and graduated from George Brown College in Fashion. Her career started in the Toronto fashion industry but a move to the country changed her direction and she began costume building for the Stratford Festival Theatre in the late 1980s. In 2006 Linda opened Farthingales LA Inc (www.farthingalesLA.com) to better supply the US market. Farthingales LA Inc is a corset shop, selling the raw materials, patterns, books and both ready made corsets and custom corsets. The LA location is also where Linda teaches her corset making workshops.