The Lacing Log

A Documentation of My Corseting Journey

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lucy-corsetry:

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dancing-betta:

aladyandhercorset:

Combinations of swarovski crystals and beads have been hand embroidered on to this four layered silk corset

By Julina, based in russia.

https://www.facebook.com/corsets.julina

Holy bejeebus!

That looks like it’s ceramic. =O

There’s something disconcerting about this corset. Maybe it’s the trypophobia kicking in, but actually it might be something closer to spider eyes. O___O
But the base is so smooth and wrinkle-free, and the fabric is so delightfully periwinkle.

I think it’s amazing.

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tightlacedwaist:

So I’m going to have a little discussion about Orchard Corset that may cause a little bit of contention.
Now, before I go further, I just want to say that I think OC are great as a springboard company - Low price and decent enough quality for newbies to start dipping their toes into the corseting world.
But I personally have issues. I know of others who do as well. The corsets just aren’t curvy enough, even the level 3 silhouettes. I purchased a CS411 because I wanted a comfortable corset in a nude/beige colour. I used to train to 28”, and now tightlace to 30”. But because of my 42” hip and 38” rib, I had to buy a 32” (second image) to avoid pinching. The first image is one I made myself - 38” ribs, 30” waist, 42” hip. The hips and ribs are the same size as the OC, and only 2” down on the waist. The silhouette is entirely differnt. See my problem?
The second problem I have is demonstrated in the third image. The 411 is described as a 2/3 enhanced/extreme silhouette. When you look at the silhouette chart, the measurements are kind of vague - especially for the level 3. 10+ inch hipspring? Does that mean 10”? 11”? 15”? Who knows.
I also own a 301 waspie in 30” that I can’t even close because the hips and ribs are really small. I know that the ribspring for the mesh waspie is only 4”. The “extreme curve” corsets are only curvy from waist to hip. The ribspring is either forgotten or ignored.
This isn’t just a problem for me. I know a lot of other people of all sizes who are having the same problem. The whole “Everybody” mantra OC have going isn’t accurate at all.

EDIT: I’ve heard news that the level 4 will have a larger hipspring but virtually no ribspring - so only people shaped like an upside down spoon will fit into it.

I feel the same about them. I’m really glad you addressed this issue and I hope OC will do something about it.

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retrofolie:

Ophelia in process <3 #sneakpeak #working #work #inprocess #ophelia #johneverettmillais #millais #nature #forest #shakespeare #hamlet #river #singing #denmark #painting #beautiful #arthistoryfabric #arthistory #arthistorycorset #waistcincher #waspwaist #handmadecorset #retrofolie #customcorset

retrofolie:

Ophelia in process <3 #sneakpeak #working #work #inprocess #ophelia #johneverettmillais #millais #nature #forest #shakespeare #hamlet #river #singing #denmark #painting #beautiful #arthistoryfabric #arthistory #arthistorycorset #waistcincher #waspwaist #handmadecorset #retrofolie #customcorset

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Plus Sizing

I'm considering adding an extended sizing/plus size range to my standard OTR corsets. The lack of historical options for ladies in this size range is a market problem that I would like to be able to address. To do this most effectively I would need a fit model in the Denver/Boulder area with measurements around 48-40-50 up to 52-42-54 or thereabouts. PM me if that sounds like you and you're interested. This may not materialize for a bit but I thought I would put out some feelers now. Model will be compensated in corsetry! MUST be local to the Denver/Boulder area, and willing to do several fittings and a photoshoot at the end.

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lingerievirgin:

sewvictorian:

Nude sheer panels with black Victorian lace overlay - symmetrically matched on each side. This is a show stopper. 26” waist, and when it and the others I’ve been working on are complete they will be added to my etsy! I’m working on a 20” version too as this was a real hit with my friends.And for those who follow me regularly, I’m now up to 5 corsets in 4 days…

Omg. This might fit me.

lingerievirgin:

sewvictorian:

Nude sheer panels with black Victorian lace overlay - symmetrically matched on each side. This is a show stopper. 26” waist, and when it and the others I’ve been working on are complete they will be added to my etsy! I’m working on a 20” version too as this was a real hit with my friends.

And for those who follow me regularly, I’m now up to 5 corsets in 4 days…

Omg. This might fit me.

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thelingerieaddict:

sewvictorian:

Vintage tea rose coutil (I had just enough of this to do two mesh corsets with, the other will be what I make today)Beautiful ivory mesh with a vintage powder pink lace with silver cording. It’s so pretty! I don’t want to try it on because I will end up keeping it if I do.

Oh wow…I want one.

thelingerieaddict:

sewvictorian:

Vintage tea rose coutil (I had just enough of this to do two mesh corsets with, the other will be what I make today)
Beautiful ivory mesh with a vintage powder pink lace with silver cording. 

It’s so pretty! I don’t want to try it on because I will end up keeping it if I do.

Oh wow…I want one.

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