Construction

The construction process for custom orders;

1

First, I discuss the ideas with you, and develop an illustration.

2

Next, (if opting for made to measure) I design and draft a pattern to the your measurements, (not just waist, but full bust, underbust, high hip & torso lengths, to be sure it fits YOUR proportions).

3

Alter the pattern to any specific custom requests, and source appropriate material.

4

All of my steel corsets consist of three layers; a cotton lining, a coutil middle layer (this is a non stretchy, rigid corset middle) and the outer layer of fabric unique to each design (finer fabrics are mounted on an additional coutil layer when necessary).

5

My overbust corsets have 10 spiral steel bones, and 4 flat steel bones, always at least 7mm wide, and, where used, a steel centre front busk and a minimum 1″ wide waist stay.

6

All bones are capped, and the ensemble is double stitched on all seams, and top stitched.

7

Bias binding is sewn down by hand to ensure an even, professional result.

8

Eyelets are fixed in with washers to make them extra secure, this is done with a mechanical press.

9

Then a modesty panel is made and attached, along with any embellishments.