CorsetsbyCaroline

Corset patterns and one-off bespoke corsets

On Etsy since 2014

CorsetsbyCaroline

Corset patterns and one-off bespoke corsets

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Announcement    Please also check out my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/corsetsbycaroline - for $5 a month you will receive a new pattern every month - perfect if you like experimenting with corset design. You will also be supporting me research the history of corset design which will enable me to bring lots of lovely designs to a modern audience!

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2019

Please also check out my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/corsetsbycaroline - for $5 a month you will receive a new pattern every month - perfect if you like experimenting with corset design. You will also be supporting me research the history of corset design which will enable me to bring lots of lovely designs to a modern audience!

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About CorsetsbyCaroline

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I love corsets, I make corsets, I draft corset patterns in AutoCAD

I have been drafting in AutoCAD for more than 15 years and in 2014 started drafting my own corset patterns - I fell in love with the craft and decided to make them commercially available through Etsy. I went full-time in 2016 - it is all I do now - how niche is that!? I specialise in modern patterns that you don't really get as standard anywhere else - multi-panelled corsets, bodies, bodices and cupped corsets to name but a few. I create one new pattern every month for my patrons on Patreon ($5 a month if you're interested!) so there are lots of new designs appearing all the time. My aim is to become the 'go-to' corset pattern designer for modern corset makers.

Incorporated into some of my patterns is the ability to customise according to your particular preferences - straight or swooping top and bottom lines, amount of waist cinch, and different sized bottom and top sections so you can effectively 'top and tail' your pattern and get as close to your actual measurements as possible without having to amend the pattern yourself. These patterns give you flexibility and are suitable for all standard of corset maker as the instructions I include are very extensive (a 25-page manual).

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    I love corsets. I make corsets. I draft corsets in AutoCAD

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Last updated on February 1, 2018
Hello,
I'm passionate about corsets and want anyone who buys a made-to-measure or standard fit corset pattern from me to be happy with their purchase. It is imperative that care is taken when making up your toile from this pattern - follow it to the line!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Made-to-measure patterns: It takes me at least 3 hours to draft a made-to-measure corset pattern, so unfortunately I am unable to refund any monies paid. This service is a two-way process and its success depends very much on a number of aspects - how you measure yourself and how you follow the pattern. I accept no responsibility for inaccuracies regarding the accuracy of your measurements and corset making, however I am very happy to work with you tweaking the corset shape for you once you have made up your toile and given me your feedback. I want you to be happy with your pattern and ultimately the comfort and fit of your corset!
If I am unable to issue your pattern within the 28 days stated I will issue a full refund.

Standard patterns are non-returnable due to the digital nature of these items.
Payment
Standard sized patterns are instant downloads, downloadable on payment. No returns unfortunately! Corsets will be shipped as soon as possible on receipt of payment.
Shipping
My off the rail patterns are downloadable immediately! Please do not share or forward your pdf pattern to anyone else - it is your personal copy for use by you only. Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ's
1. What type of made-to-measure patterns do you currently draft? Any of my listed designs can be drafted in different sizes however there may be limitations - bust size etc.
2. How are my measurements transposed on to a flat pattern for your made-to-measure option? Your under-bust and full hip measurements are drafted to your exact measurement taking into account your desired gap at the back of the corset. Your waist measurement will measure your exact measurement minus your desired reduction. A small amount of rib and hip spring will be added to your high hip measurement.
3. How can I print out the pattern from the .pdf file? You will need Adobe reader installed on your computer. The pattern needs to be printed out as its 'actual size' in the centre of the page - there is a scale line on the pattern to check the scaling is accurate. The pattern needs to be printed out on US letter 'A' or A4 paper and sections taped together as per the instructions.
4. Does the pattern include seam allowances? No, you will need to add a seam allowance to the panels.
5. What if the toile/corset doesn't fit if I have opted for a made-to-measure pattern? It is imperative that a toile is made up first to test the pattern. First check that the pattern has been cut out accurately and that the scale measures 100mm or 4'' then check that the panels have been stitched exactly to the lines of the pattern. If not, make these adjustments and test the fit a second time. If the rib compression and high hip adjustments are not comfortable on your made-to-measure pattern, or if you would prefer a change of the drafting curve please get in touch. I am happy to tweak every pattern once post toile - it's a collaboration!
6. Can I use the pattern to make a corset to sell? Yes of course, but it would be great if my brand could be akcnowledged or credited if you do sell a corset made from one of my patterns. If the pattern is to be used numerous times however (more than 10) it would be good to support small businessss such as my own by buying the pattern again or purchasing a different one.
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Corsets by Caroline
PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a made-to-measure pattern or corset for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies (not applicable to instant downloadable patterns). I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time periods: 4 years.
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified
Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Caroline Woollin, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at c.woollin [!at] me.com. Or mail me at 18 Georgina Street, Auckland 1011, New Zealand.