I made a corset!!!




Dieting and waist-training are a powerful combination! But… needing a new, smaller corset every couple of months (and needing a wider hip-spring than is typically available in OTR) has prompted me to learn to make my own! 

So I picked up a used sewing machine, watched a ton of YouTube tutorials, read loads of how-to’s and blogs, dissected an old non-fitting corset for parts, picked up other miscellaneous supplies, and got to work!

Most of what I learned came from Lucy’s 'corset making' playlist, and from Sidney Eileen’s tutorials.

I created the pattern by making a duct-tape form over an old t-shirt, over my modified Josephine by Isabella.


I made a mock-up using cotton canvas, shown below over my cinched Josephine.


Once I was happy with the mock-up I transferred my pattern to two layers of fresh, sturdy, cotton canvas. I sewed the panels together mostly following Sidney Eileen’s Basic two-layer tutorial. The corset I sacrificed for parts was single-boned with spring-steel flats, and I re-used the bones and busk for this first attempt. I wanted to keep it simple, and with a mind towards the coming summer, light-weight. I placed a single bone in the center of eack panel, except the panel containing the busk. I trimmed the corset with a cream-and-white satin ribbon. I should get some white or cream laces, but for now green will do!

So here is the almost-finished corset (just slightly cinched, seasoning will take some time)! I think I will add some flossing, especially since the bones are flats. But this is it! image

Not bad for a woman who hadn’t touched a sewing machine since ‘Home Ec’ class in grade-school!  

Excellent work!!


Lovesick corsets


Corsetiere : Castle Corsetry

links : facebook  |  Tumblr  | Twitter 

location: USA


7’ tall 18” waist Alloy Unicorn on my way to emilie autumn concert


Happy Valentine’s Day!


Look it’s my custom

Contour Corsets Summer Mesh Underbust

You guys, whoever said corsets made women delicate frail wilting flowers obviously never got their hands on one of these. I feel like I’m armored up and ready to lead some Valkyries off into the sunset holy shit.

(Day two of the seasoning, waist just below 25”)


stealthing with the isabella josephine!

currently at about 25” internal waist


corsetiere : Orologisilenziosi Timeless Couture

links: Facebook 

location: Italy


Threw together this two layer coutil corset in about two days, still needs an interlining and binding. The silhouette isn’t as dramatic as I’d hoped and the external waist measurement was only about 23.5; laced shut easily. The first brief wear (Shown), it twisted on my body so I’ll need to watch for that. I’d like some heavier bones for the grommet panels since the coutil was too thick (and/or the grommets too large) to use with my lacing bones. It tends to pop open when I release tension on the laces.


Not much of a reduction and also not very “stealth” today. I don’t give a fuck because today I feel amazing.


First corset selfie in my new house!

Couture Outfit “The Crown Princess”

"The Crown Princess" is a richly embroidered couture outfit, consisting of an underbust corset panty, a matching neck corset and strapless bra.

The corset pieces are made from sheer strong mesh and are elaborately decorated with synthetic leather cutwork, silver beads and Swarovski crystals.

The epaulettes and hip pieces are made from sturdy thermoplast and are also decorated with beads and Swarovski crystals, as well as silver metal spikes.

Royal Black Couture and Corsetry (x)

(Source: opulentdesigns)


Meschantes Corsetry


Boom! Boom! Baby!