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. 


Q
Where do your organs go? Isn't that bad for your spine and pretty much everything else?
Anonymous
A

Hi, actually that is a myth and in fact keeping a good posture (which corsets can help with) can be beneficial for your spine in certain circumstances. If your interested in how corsets may affect your organs I’ll refer you to this lovely video by Lucy of Lucys corsetry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak_Qu82JQj0 which should answer your question :) 

short answer: the body is an amazing thing and is far more resilient than you might give it credit for. 


My new  corset arrived! Its a second hand bebe corset from heavenly corsets which by chance had very similar horizontal measurements to my existing corset but was just a heap shorter. Common sense seems to be that it wouldnt need as much seasoning as it was already broken in by its previous owner, but I’m a pretty cautious person so I think I’ll do it anyway. I definitely feel like I could close it more, in these pictures its at about 27 and a half inches. I was expecting to have to change all the bones to spirals, but these flats are so flexible I dont think I will now. Really surprised by the great condition its in, the previous owner looks to have taken really good care of it :) My one concern is that there bones on either side of the grommets arnt very close together (see the second photo) so I’ll just have to see how that goes. If anyone has any advice on seasoning a second hand corset, let me know :) 


Today I get to add a new corset to my collection *dances about* I’m mostly excited but a little nervous too, ordering online can be such a gamble and this one is going to be a lot shorter than any I have owned before. If all goes well I should have some photos tomorrow to show :) 


So this morning, I measured myself (Its been a few weeks since I last did) and it turns out I only have 1.5 inches left before I close my 21 inch corset :D I expect that 1.5 inches may take a while though, but I’m just enjoying the process as always. 


More outfits! :) they may not look exciting in photos, but walking around my tiny campus where everyone wears tracksuits 24/7 I definitely feel colourful 


I thought I’d do a few corset-stealthing outfit of the days just for fun :) Literally almost all my clothes are from op shops including everything in this photo. sorry about the messy room/smudged mirror, im lazy :P 


I had my first ‘corsets are evil torture devices’ rant directed at me today. Admittedly the girl was drunk and genuinely seemed to think she was helping me by telling me this, so it was kind of hard to be too mad, but now I really wish I knew her name so I could send her some resources, just so she knows I’m not hurting myself. 


So I finally finished my corset alteration project, and I think it turned out ok :) its a lot more comfortable at least. I think a lot of people would be hesitant about putting extra fullness at the front, but I actually quite like that silhouette, and it tends to work for the dresses I wear.  

So I finally finished my corset alteration project, and I think it turned out ok :) its a lot more comfortable at least. I think a lot of people would be hesitant about putting extra fullness at the front, but I actually quite like that silhouette, and it tends to work for the dresses I wear.  


Experimenting with hip and rib ties on this old MCC 38 from Mystic City Corsets (which i hadnt been wearing because my custom is just way comfier) obviously it needs grommets and ribbons and such but i was just seeing how it fit by lacing super loosely  ( it felt much better, yay :D ) I think itll be even better when it has ribbon in it to control the gap size. I used Lucy’s guide on youtube but did things a bit differently on account of being lazy and not having a sewing machine right now.