Afterword: Community

Sparklewren left an indelible mark on the corset community, and this exhibition could only show a fraction of that impact. This page is intended to keep that legacy going, with the opportunity to make your own interpretations of the designs, and to share the images of your own Sparklewren corset in the gallery below.

We have worked closely with Caroline Woollin and Jenni Hampshire to digitise a portion of the Sparklewren pattern archive, and to grade them to a larger size range. You can find these patterns in our online store.

Create your own beautiful corsets using iconic Sparklewren created patterns! Although we recommend these patterns for individuals with some sewing and corset making experience (patterns are provided without instructions or seam allowances), there are options to suit different ability levels: from minimalist cinchers, to multi-panelled Bird’s Wing styles. Click the thumbnails below to be taken to our online store.

You can also purchase a digital exhibition catalogue, suitable for both printing and e-reading. This beautiful 168 page document is an incredible resource, packed full of beautiful images and insightful commentary, perfect for any corset lover’s digital library.

A range of postcards and photographic prints are available to purchase here. 

All profits from the sale of patterns and catalogues go to The Underpinnings Museum, helping to keep this entire website free access and allowing us to bring you exciting new objects and exhibitions. You can also support the website through a one-off PayPal donation, or by joining our Patreon page.

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Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Bird's Wing Overbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Bird's Wing Underbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Gored Hip Midbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Butterfly Overbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Gored Hip Underbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Plunge Overbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Curvy Underbust Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Short Cincher Corset
Sparklewren Pattern Technical Illustration - Cincher Corset

Community Gallery

It would be logistically impossible to photograph all of Sparklewren’s archive, so we are incredibly grateful to all the wonderful corset owners who’ve sent in photos of their corsets to share with you! Even without professional photography set ups, you can still glimpse the magic and incredible details. If you own a Sparklewren corset and would like to submit some photos, please get in touch! 

'Truffle' Corset by Sparklewren. Photography by Trish Molder

‘Truffle’ overbust corset in silk/cotton satin with lace appliqué and freshwater pearl beading. Completed 2018. Images with thanks to Trish Molder.

‘Pigeon’ overbust corset in grey herringbone coutil with metallic lace appliqué and Swarovski crystals. Images with thanks to Trish Molder.

'Pigeon' corset by Sparklewren. Photography by Trish Molder
'Seaglass' corset by Sparklewren. Photography by Trish Molder

‘Seaglass’ overbust corset in duchesse satin with hand painted lace appliqué, silk organza and chiffon ‘lichen’ and seaglass embellishment. Completed in 2015. Images with thanks to Trish Molder.

Sheer nylon cincher with gold lace appliqué and Swarovski crystals. Completed c. 2016. Images with thanks to Trish Molder.

Sheer cincher by Sparklewren. Photography by Trish Molder
Spot broché cincher by Sparklewren. Photography by Angela Tanis

Spot broche coutil cincher with ‘Falling Blossom’ style lace appliqué. Completed 2016. Images with thanks to Angela Tanis.

‘Biscuits & Champagne’ underbust corset in cotton coutil, with lace appliqué and Swarovski crystals. Completed 2014. Images with thanks to Danielle Kwan.

'Biscuits & Champagne' underbust corset by Sparklewren, photography by Danielle Kwan.
Asymmetric underbust corset with Falling Blossom appliqué by Sparklewren, photography by Angela Tanis

Asymmetric coutil underbust corset with ‘Falling Blossom’ style lace appliqué. Completed 2016. Images with thanks to Angela Tanis.

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