Our corsets usually consist of three layers:
fashion layer - we prefer the natural fabrics like cotton or wool.
However, we do not see any obstacle to the top layer being made of satin or jacquard.First of all, the fabric should not be flexible.
reinforcing layer - most often we use fleece or tailor stitch.
The corset must withstand high tension, so this layer is very helpful.
- lining - we ALWAYS use the cotton as a lining. Lining has the closest contact with the body, so it's important not to irritate the skin, and not to stick to it.
Each corset is reinforced with the boning.
- spiral bones - are located around the corset (except the back and front). They can bend in each direction, so they do not cause a discomfort while wearing, they adapt to the body.
- flat steel bones - they can only bend forward and backward, never sideways. We use them for binding on the back and front, if needed.
busk - in a version of the corset with no busk type buckle, we use a wide flat bone, which stiffens the front and controls the flat shape. Recommended solution for the corset worn under the clothes.
Busk is nothing more than a metal fasteners attached to two flat steel bones.
- suspended back panel - reinforced with batting, covering the gap between the binding on the back
- waist tape - sewn from the inside of the corset, additionally strengthens the waist - where the corset strap is the largest
- thin panel under the busk (underbusk) - fills a tiny gap between the clasps, prevents skin tweaking during the corset
- binding - we usually use a wide ribbon or a stylon cord (cotton can break!). In the case of corsets with fasteners it is usually 6-8m long cord. In the case of corsets without a buckle (that is usually assumed by the head), the string should be up to 10m!
SHAPE AND MODELING
Our corsets usually consist of 12-16 panels with a separate panel under the binding on the back (photo).
Whenever the panels are joined, at least one bone is placed. Each time we are sewing a custom corset, we create an individual template for the customer, according to the given dimensions.
We also discuss modeling and waist circumference reduction. For customers just starting their corset adventure, we usually offer a gentle reduction of the waist circumference (up to 10 cm), but there are also ladies who wish without hesitation -25 cm from the waist. We always make sure that the corset does not bend up too fast because the body and the corset have to get used to it.
IMPORTANT - Corset does not reduce waist circumference permanently! We also urge you not to wear a corset for more than a few hours a day.
What to avoid when buying a corset?
- steel flat bones around the corset - flat bones, not bending sideways will cause discomfort and even pain while wearing. The body will have no freedom of movement.
- thin plastic bones - unfortunately it's only a matter of time when they deform and bend.
- polyester lining - the body in the corset must be able to "breathe". Polyester lining will prevent it, and may even cause burns.
- "tubular" shape - if we want to emphasize the female silhouette and waist, the tubular shape of the corset will prevent it. Due to the absence of the waist tape in the corset, it will not work very well, even with the maximum binding. Good corset should be anatomically adapted to the body.
- Made of elastic fabric - in this case we can forget about waist reduction or body shaping. "Corset" made of elastic fabric, rather should be called corset blouse or cuff.
- no boning - to make the corset do its duty, it must have a boning. Otherwise we deal with a corset blouse.
- no lacing on the back - lacing is important, and helps with the setting, and allows us to adjust the pressure.