The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.

lundi 8 octobre 2012

The basic of corset building

The basic of corset building : a handbook  for beginners by Linda Sparks , 77 pages

Many costumers seem scare by making corset and don't make them or choose to buy one.On the opposite , other are making some with great success.I buy this book many month ago to hope I will not be in the first category .It's not that much complicated , it just take time.

What I like

It's easy to read and to understand.Explanations are clear .
At the end of the book there is a glossary of term in case you don't know or remember what it is.
A small book mean unexpensive.
It provide a good basis on corset making touching every aspect: material,building and fitting.
Learning the basic like that and you won't be so afraid of corset.

What I didn't like

Black and white.If you show me differents corsets in differents fabrics I expect the pictures to be in color , black and white is dull.

It doesn't focus or talk of any specific era of corset which mean you can't see the differences between them .

The material present is modern , do not expect to learn about period or reproduction corset and the way they are made.

I know the book is suppose to be a basic learning but for me , it seem a little incomplete .

Do I recommend it ? Yes I do because it's interesting.Corset making seem much more simple then we could imagine.I suggest the book as a first reading for someone who never did corset but more reading and research will at some point a nessecity.

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