Royal Black

is creating Couture Corsets & Costumes

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Be the first to see all images of new editorial & product shoots, weekly updates on what I have been working on lately and get exclusive sneak peeks behind the scenes of my work.

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  • Early access to all images of new editorial & product shoots
  • Weekly blogposts about what happened at Royal Black Headquarters
  • Regular updates on all Royal Black news like sample sales, upcoming classes, travel plans,...
  •  4+ Patreon exclusive posts per month
Be Inspired
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Follow me into the studio with detailed blog posts about my latest creations, join me during my travel adventures and photoshoots and vote on what designs I should create next.

What awaits you:

  • All previous rewards
  • Regular WIP blog posts about my latest projects
  • Travel diaries and photoshoot behind the scenes posts
  • 6+ Patreon exclusive posts per month
Get Creative
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Learn from me with tutorials and blog posts about patterns, construction techniques, materials etc..
If you would like to look over my shoulder while I work, pick up useful tips and tricks on costume & corsetmaking and running a creative business, this is the tier for you!

What awaits you:

  • All previous rewards
  • Monthly downloadable PDF tutorials in English & German language
  • In depth blog posts about sewing & crafting techniques, patterns, my design process, etc..
  • Reviews on costume / corset related books, patterns, tools, etc..
  • Q&A posts answering your questions about my work and costume & corsetmaking in general
  • 8+ Patreon exclusive posts per month




Hi, my name is Barbara and I create couture corsets, costumes and wearable art under the name Royal Black.

If you love couture, costumes, corsetry and the craftsmanship behind it, chances are you already have seen some of my creations floating around Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Here are some examples:

Glorious Empire Collection: The Empress • Concubine • The Guard

Enchanted Garden Collection: Wild Roses • Silver Thistle • Mystique Lilies

Here on Patreon I want to share my passion for creating wearable art with likeminded people.
I am posting detailed work in progress diaries of my creations - from first inspiration, sketches, patternmaking, material sourcing and sewing & crafting techniques, on to creating the original garment and finally bringing the designs to life in photoshoots.

Apart from that I'm creating downloadable PDF tutorials about patternmaking, sewing and crafting techniques, materials and everything else related to costume making for those of you who want to get started or are already creating costumes and corsets yourself.

Each tutorial is about 15 - 25 pages long and I am publishing one beginners and one advanced tutorial per month.

Finally I am also sharing exclusive weekly updates on what is going on behind the scenes and what is coming up next for Royal Black, insights into being a fulltime artist in the fashion/costume industry and I'll give you the chance to vote on upcoming projects, if you want to.

If that sounds intriguing to you, I would love to have you on board for my creative journeys, so we can explore new worlds together!

xxx Barbara

Credits Coverimage (from left to right):
Photographer: Hanny Honeymoon; Model: Missy Queen
Photographer: Grace Almera; Model: Maria Amanda
Photographer: Hanny Honeymoon; Model: Aurelia Isabella
Photographer: Annie Bertram; Model: Elaine Valerie
Photographer: Studio Sheridan's Art; Model: Ines Van de Ven

100% complete
If we reach this goal, I will do my Beginners Corsetmaking Class as a sew along here on Patreon!

A lot of people asked, if I will offer online classes in the future and reaching the last goal gave me the idea to do just that here on Patreon. ^_^
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