What's the Purpose of a Corset Mockup?
When talking about "custom" corsets, a mockup is the difference between regular made to measure service and fully bespoke. A mockup (also called a toile) is a prototype used to test the fit of a corset or other garment. So what specifically does the mockup do for you?
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Why Do People Buy Handmade Corsets?
With corsets once again spiking in popularity, there are more options for buying a corset than ever. Factory made, off-the-rack options have gotten a lot better in recent years – so why are people still buying corsets handmade by individual artisan makers? A lot of reasons, actually!
Corsets & Femmephobia
Have you ever heard corsets dismissed as anti-feminist? There's a lot that can be said about corsets and feminism, but today I want to focus on femmephobia! In case you're not familiar with the term, femmephobia is fear, dismissal, mistrust, and even hatred of things perceived as feminine.
Defeating Corset Backfat
First, let me say that I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with "backfat," which is totally natural and common across size and age demographics. That said, it sure can be annoying and sometimes uncomfortable to have the line of your corset disrupted by a roll around your shoulderblades.
Guest Hosting "An Intimate Instruction:" Lacing Workshop with Dark Garden
On Saturday, October 15th, I'll be happily hosting a lacing workshop at Dark Garden in San Francisco.
Review: Made By Niki "String" Skirt
The Basics of Corset Care
Today I'll be recapping the highlights from my corset care series on The Lingerie Addict. Here are some bite size quick facts to help you prolong the life of your corset and minimize repairs.
What style of corset is the easiest to self lace?
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, "Do you need someone else to lace you into your corset?" Actually, it's often phrased as a statement, as if I surely must have a lady's maid, attending to my dressing on a daily basis! But, no, I put my corsets on myself. I actually only trust a couple people to lace me in.
Which Corset Silhouette is Right for You?
Modern corsets are virtually all designed with the goal of reducing the waist. How they reshape the ribs and hips as well has led to the development of several distinct silhouettes. I outlined the classic corset silhouettes in detail for The Lingerie Addict. But how do you know which silhouette is right for you?