Caroline Woollin is creating Corset Patterns
111

patrons

$551
per month
Precision patterning in AutoCAD is my obsession - I am researching the wonderful historical world of corsetry, creating unique and contemporary designs as well as bringing forgotten patterns to a modern audience.

I am fanatical about corsets and a complete cadaholic. I have been using AutoCAD for many years and started creating my own patterns in 2014 which are commercially available through Etsy and my website. It is a marriage made in heaven for me and I have taken some time off from my paid employment to explore and develop this artform. I want to bring to life the historical patterns of the past, but give them a modern twist for the discerning corset maker of today.

As a patron of mine you will share my love of corsets and make them for yourself, friends or clients. You might be frustrated at the number and variety of patterns commercially available - it is a very niche market after all. You might not have the time to draft numerous patterns in different sizes - it is a time-consuming affair. You will relish the challenge of a new corset pattern for very little outlay, and maybe just like the idea that somebody has taken on the challenge of patterning designs that were once ubiquitous but have been lost in the midst of time. You may not make every pattern of course but the designs may inspire you and you are perfectly at liberty to amend them to suit your own needs and designs.

For anyone pledging for corset patterns (known here as rewards) there will be under-busts, over-busts, cupped corsets, 2 - 20-panelled corsets. There will be gores and gussets. There will be full instructions. All patterns will be graded from size 8 - 22 (UK), 4-18 (US), and plus sizes will sometimes be included. For anyone pledging smaller amounts there will be information - hint, tips and photos of what I'm working on.

If you pledge for the $10 tier you will receive CAD hints and tips and 2-3 Youtube videos each month that will teach you patterning using free CAD software (DraftSight). If you work through the tutorials you will become proficient in CAD and be able to digitally draft your own designs.

Please check out my work on my website www.corsetsbycaroline.co.uk

All of my patterns are available through my Etsy shop www.corsetsbycaroline.etsy.com

Cover photo: Tigz Rice Studios courtesy of the Underpinnings Museum

Tiers
Support cottage industry!
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
You may not be interested in receiving a corset pattern, but you like the idea that Caroline is bringing historical design ideas to a modern audience and would like to support her in this endeavour
A gorgeous corset pattern!
$5 or more per month 97 patrons
An AutoCAD designed corset pattern in sizes UK 8-20 (US 4-16) posted usually at monthly intervals.
CAD tips and tricks (corsetry)
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
As well as getting your monthly pattern you will be able to view digital corsetry patterning tips and tricks using free software (Draftsight). Every month I will post simple learning snippets - from setting up a drawing, to creating made-to-measure corsets.
A made-to-measure corset pattern
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Any of Caroline's designs can be drafted specifically to your measurements.
Goals
$551 of $600 per month
I just might be able to carry on past my sabbatical time and carry on designing corsets a little while longer (yippee!) if this goal is achieved.
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Precision patterning in AutoCAD is my obsession - I am researching the wonderful historical world of corsetry, creating unique and contemporary designs as well as bringing forgotten patterns to a modern audience.

I am fanatical about corsets and a complete cadaholic. I have been using AutoCAD for many years and started creating my own patterns in 2014 which are commercially available through Etsy and my website. It is a marriage made in heaven for me and I have taken some time off from my paid employment to explore and develop this artform. I want to bring to life the historical patterns of the past, but give them a modern twist for the discerning corset maker of today.

As a patron of mine you will share my love of corsets and make them for yourself, friends or clients. You might be frustrated at the number and variety of patterns commercially available - it is a very niche market after all. You might not have the time to draft numerous patterns in different sizes - it is a time-consuming affair. You will relish the challenge of a new corset pattern for very little outlay, and maybe just like the idea that somebody has taken on the challenge of patterning designs that were once ubiquitous but have been lost in the midst of time. You may not make every pattern of course but the designs may inspire you and you are perfectly at liberty to amend them to suit your own needs and designs.

For anyone pledging for corset patterns (known here as rewards) there will be under-busts, over-busts, cupped corsets, 2 - 20-panelled corsets. There will be gores and gussets. There will be full instructions. All patterns will be graded from size 8 - 22 (UK), 4-18 (US), and plus sizes will sometimes be included. For anyone pledging smaller amounts there will be information - hint, tips and photos of what I'm working on.

If you pledge for the $10 tier you will receive CAD hints and tips and 2-3 Youtube videos each month that will teach you patterning using free CAD software (DraftSight). If you work through the tutorials you will become proficient in CAD and be able to digitally draft your own designs.

Please check out my work on my website www.corsetsbycaroline.co.uk

All of my patterns are available through my Etsy shop www.corsetsbycaroline.etsy.com

Cover photo: Tigz Rice Studios courtesy of the Underpinnings Museum

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Tiers
Support cottage industry!
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
You may not be interested in receiving a corset pattern, but you like the idea that Caroline is bringing historical design ideas to a modern audience and would like to support her in this endeavour
A gorgeous corset pattern!
$5 or more per month 97 patrons
An AutoCAD designed corset pattern in sizes UK 8-20 (US 4-16) posted usually at monthly intervals.
CAD tips and tricks (corsetry)
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
As well as getting your monthly pattern you will be able to view digital corsetry patterning tips and tricks using free software (Draftsight). Every month I will post simple learning snippets - from setting up a drawing, to creating made-to-measure corsets.
A made-to-measure corset pattern
$75 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Any of Caroline's designs can be drafted specifically to your measurements.