April 25, 2014

A Valued Resource

 Over the years I've learned a lot by simple trial and error, and plugging away at a thing again and again until I've wrapped my brain around it.  I'm always excited to find other folks who have done the same, and choose make it a little easier for the rest of us by sharing that knowledge.  I've tried to give back by sharing some of the things I've taught myself to do on this humble blog.

I would never have figured this out on my own.

But the truth is, that know-how is hard won, and it's silly to expect that professionals and skilled amateurs will want to give away their knowledge for free all the time.  I'm more than willing to pay good money to learn new things and support the people who can teach me something new.  There's a lot of great info floating around the internet, but there's also a lot of bad info, so I'm also happy to support a source that I know to have consistently good information.

Advanced patterning, learned via Foundations Revealed.

Enter Foundation Revealed and Your Wardrobe Unlock'd.  Both are subscription sites with a wealth of how-to articles, historical research, fitting advice, pattern making instructions and so much more.  These sites have taught me so much over the years, and they are in danger of shutting down if they can't get more subscribers.  The monthly fee is quite low, and allows them to pay their writers and maintain the sites, so by signing up you are supporting your fellow costumers!  Please take a look at both FR and YWU and consider signing up.

Some of my favorite articles (some are viewable for free, others you'll need to subscribe to access)-
Y&N Diagonally Seamed Corset, Part 1 and Part 2 
Laura's Jelly Fitting Method (shows how to create realistic squishy boobs for your mannequin)
Matching Stripes in Corsetry (Ah-MAZ-ing)
A whole series of courses on bra making
CAD: Corsets are Digitized
Hats and Bonnets from Modern Hats
Draft Your Own Corset Pattern

My corset was a runner up in one of the Foundations Revealed contests.

There's so much more, so head on over and browse away!


  1. It is sad that they are in danger of shutting down. I will have a look at their articles and consider subscribing.

    I have nominated you for a blog award:


    1. You really should! In addition to the new articles each week, the archive is a treasure trove.
      Thanks for the award!

  2. I have awarded you the Liebster Award! Check out the details at my blog. http://mothballfleet.blogspot.com/2014/06/liebster-award.html

    1. Thanks sweetness! I think I've done this one before, but I'm honored that you've awarded me it as well :)


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