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Heyo! I'm looking to buy a daily wear corset, and I'm trying to find a good starter one. I've worn corsets before, for costumes, but I want to start wearing one daily because of back issues. Do you have any suggestions for trustworthy brands?
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hey :) it really depends on your budget, body type and what kind of shape you’re looking to achieve as to what corset would be right for you. The brands I have personal experience with are Isabella Corsetry, What Katie Did and Mystic City Corsets. Out of those the most comfortable was probably Isabella Corsetry but that might be different for you. My biggest recommendation would be to watch all the videos on Lucys Corsetry (if you havent already) thats where I started out, and they are honestly the most informative place for corset information online. She has reviews up of lots of different brands as well as heaps of extra information :D 

Since you are looking for back support though, it might be worth investing in a custom made corset so that you’re specific needs can be more easily met, up to you though! I believe Lucy has a section on her website called Custom Fit Corsets for Under $200 or something like that which might help.

Good Luck! :) 


I thought going back to my older larger corset while I wait for my new one to be made would be a bit depressing, but really the Josephine is so comfy, I had almost forgotten :) If money was less of an issue at the moment I would definitely get another of these but custom sized.  

I thought going back to my older larger corset while I wait for my new one to be made would be a bit depressing, but really the Josephine is so comfy, I had almost forgotten :) If money was less of an issue at the moment I would definitely get another of these but custom sized.  


I’ve been in denial for a while, but it might be time to retire my main training corset. Today is a sad day. 


Some more good stealthing dresses I found in second hand shops. Belts are the best for showing off corseted waists but I had to punch extra holes in this one. 

I just ordered a new corset, its so exciting :D I really wish I had the time to sew another myself though :/ 


Still waiting for someone to invite me somewhere fancy so I can wear this.. Stealthing my corset as always :)

Still waiting for someone to invite me somewhere fancy so I can wear this.. Stealthing my corset as always :)


I was feeling a bit down the last few weeks so today I decided to try on all my favorite clothes I haven’t worn in a while. This is one of my favorite op shop dresses, I just love this colour. Sadly my old corset is on its last legs, and none of my others have the same amount of reduction. Time to commission a new one I suppose :) 


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Hi what Mystic city corset is the one in your picture that your wearing a black sweater and a flower skirt?
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Hi, That’s a custom sized corset but I believe she based it  off her MCC17 design. I hope that helps :)


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Do you ever take commissions or do alterations? If so, what would you charge for hip gussets?
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Hi, I think at this stage I’m not really advanced enough in my sewing to be charging people for work, maybe in a few years when I’ve had a lot more practice and am less busy with university. I’ve tried adding hip gores before and they were pretty tricky honestly. I hope you find someone who can help you though :) 


I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been on holidays but thought I’d share a picture of this mock up i made for a corset I’m hoping to sew in the near future. I did it in kind of a rush so its quite messy and wrinkly and the first photo makes it look pretty uneven but I think that may just be the angle. I’ll probably make some changes to a few measurements ( more waist reduction because I could close this mock up easily)  but in general I’m happy with the shape I think :) I’m still tossing up between blue or pink for the final version though. 


Does anyone remember that purple overbust i was trying to make? no? well regardless I finally finished it :)

Now that I’m on holidays I’ll hopefully have the chance to finish off a lot of projects like this one. As my first overbust I’m pretty happy with it in most aspects (obviously there are still a lot of issues) but I’ve decided for my next few to stick to underbusts because they’re so much more practical. 

Compared to my other corsets this feels like almost no reduction (I cant actually remember what it was suppose to measure originally it was so long ago)

I’m tempted to wear this to the medieval fair on saturday even though its not really medievally, but it seems like as good an excuse as any.