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Professional geek, crafter and shoemaker by day. Avid reader, Doctor Who fan and nerd all the time.

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The Basics of Corset Building

The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners - Linda Sparks

Good book for absolutely beginners on corset building... and also newbies on sewing.
It offers interesting information on materials and sewing tools, their properties and uses, and useful tips on how to sew a corset that can be applied to other sewing projects. All its instructions are illustrated with several graphics and pictures.
If you already know how to build a corset (and even how to sew) you may find it too basic.
It does not explain how to draft your own corset but the author gives proper instructions on how to alter and fit some commercial corset patterns.
It may not be what I was expecting, but it deserves 4 stars as it offers what it sells. No complains.