You can buy corset busks but making one yourself is actually easy and fun. All you need is a piece of wood and a Dremel tool and some paint and wood wax to decorate the results! I have made now two corset busks for my 1830s/1840s corset and I took inspiration from old Finnish and Karelian 19th-century embroidery patterns. This post contains affiliate links. The tools and materials I have had my Dremel tool for years and the kit I have resembles the one I linked down below. This set has a good amount of basic tips plus the flex-shaft attachment I used for my carving. However, you don’t necessarily…
I made myself a romantic era i.e. 1830s-1840s corset and a corded petticoat using a pattern by Black Snail Patterns.
I made a Victorian corset using a pattern from the Symington collection. This is one of my most complicated makes but a successfull one! We also visited Turku castle and got to see some extant garments from the 19th century and earlier.
The Zara corset is a Victorian style corset, each side of which is constructed out of five pieces. It is used in the Craftsy course by A. Smith that I took.