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 :) 


Q
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 :)


Q
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. 


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