marloesdadswell

I am a corsetiere from The Netherlands, I design and make made to measure corsets and also teach masterclasses in the art of corsetry.

I have always loved working with fabrics and after finishing fashion school in The Netherlands I moved to London where I got a job in a lovely fabric and haberdashery shop. Whilst in London I discovered my love for corsets and I delved into a world which still inspires me today, 14 years later. I started working for Vivienne Westwood and after a year I started a clothing line with a sweet friend. We specialised in Victorian inspired alternative fashion and corsetry.

Since I moved back to The Netherlands my life has changed a lot, I became a mum of a gorgeous boy. So other than making lots of corsets and little unmentionables I now also make small clothes for my son. At the end of 2014 one of my friends who I share the love of fashion with asked me if I wanted to join her in a televised sewing competition called "Door het Oog van de Naald" (Through the Eye of the Needle). I agreed it would be an fantastic adventure and ultimate test of my dressmaking skills. After a fun and exciting race against time and tricky challenges we came out as the winners, such a great honour! Since the competition ended I've started teaching masterclasses in the art of corsetry and also plan to share many of my projects on here.

Country

Netherlands

Sewing Favorite

Anything corset related, but also lingerie, wedding attire and children's clothes.

Job

Corsetiere

Machine

BERNINA 330