Pattern matching is a technique where the maker carefully plans out, cuts and assembles the panels of a corset so that a picture or motif continues seamlessly around the body. While I personally prefer to call them “print matching” or “motif matching” (to avoid confusion about the pattern drafted for a corset), the more widely known term is “pattern matching”. Pattern matching requires a fair amount of time and concentration, and results in quite a bit of fabric waste, which is why matching typically comes with a higher price tag.
Below you’ll find some examples of pattern matching by highly skilled corset makers.
If you know of any corset brands that offer pattern matching, do send an email with a photo and description – it could end up in this gallery!
*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company on this list. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact the individual corsetieres for more information on their pattern-matched or motif-matched corsets. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links which help keep these galleries online and free to use by everyone.
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