Caroline Woollin

is creating Corset Patterns and educational CAD tutorials

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Dip your toes in

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$3
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A CAD designed multi-sized (UK8-26) corset pattern posted every 3 months (a minimum of 4 per year) in addition to occasional posts about hints, tips, articles and non-corset patterns. 

Splash around - try things out

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$5
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A CAD designed multi-sized (UK8-26) corset pattern posted at no less than 6-weekly intervals (a minimum of 9 per year) in addition to occasional posts about hints, tips, articles and non-corset patterns. All new patrons will receive a coupon for 25% all singular patterns in my Etsy shop.

Dive right in - drafting & designing

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$10
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As well as getting your corset pattern you will be able to view digital patterning tips (not always related to corsetry) and tricks using CAD based software (Draftsight- currently on subscription for $99/yr)). I will post simple learning snippets - from setting up a drawing, to creating made-to-measure corsets and be on hand to answer any of your drafting queries.

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$648

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About Caroline Woollin

Precision patterning in CAD 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 CAD 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 the 'gorgeous corset pattern' tier 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 - 26 (UK), 4-22 (US), and plus sizes to a size 30 will sometimes be included. I have a huge body of work now - 60 different designs; all patrons of the $5 and above will get a coupon for 25% off my pattern catalogue in my website shop. 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 Youtube 'screenshot' videos that will teach you patterning using CAD software (DraftSight - note: there is now a $99 fee for this software). 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
Insert photo: Modelling and photography Liv Free

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$647.86 of $1,200 per month
If this were to be ever possible in such a niche environment it means I have built up my reputation successfully and the corset community in general are being supportive and would like to see me continue creating unusual and innovative designs.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 202 exclusive posts
340
Images
38
Writings
48
Videos

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