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Last week I introduced some basic concepts of corset fitting. While the lacing allows for a lot of flexibility in fitting a corset, of course, there’s much more to it. I’m going to continue the lesson, going into greater detail with things like bust fit and vertical measurements. General Bust Fit Unlike bras, corsets have no cup or band sizing, which can make them a lot more flexible for fitting […]

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A well-made corset has a very carefully balanced fit: to create a beautiful shape that is actually wearable by a human requires great attention to the distribution of ease and negative ease. The lacing and lacing gap allows for fine-tuning of the fit on an individual basis without requiring a fully bespoke corset. Much has been written about bra fit, but what defines fit for a corset? As a corsetmaker, […]

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In “A Corset Family Tree, Abridged,” I defined the various common styles of corsets, both historic and modern. Another important ingredient to corset style is the overall silhouette shaping, primarily through the rib cage. It’s particularly important when corset shopping to know the silhouette you are targeting so you can identify the corsetieres who cater to that style. Conical Sometimes called “ice cream cone,” a conically shaped corset transitions from […]

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I’ve said quite a bit about corsets over the three and a half years (!!) that I’ve been writing for The Lingerie Addict, but it recently occurred to me that I’ve never written a simple introduction to the world of corsets. Whether you’re here because you’re thinking of buying a first corset (maybe for waist training) or perhaps wandered in because you might be looking to get one for a […]

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Buying handmade is awesome. As an independent, one-woman business, I not only create a handmade product but I try to support other indie handmade designers as well.  Sometimes, when trying to order from other designers, I even find myself falling into the same pitfalls that can cause me frustration when coming from my own clients! Today I’m going to talk about the process of communicating with a designer who creates […]

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