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27 January 2010 @ 10:08 pm
Tiny and Purple  
Hello Everyone!  Happy New Year!  Just a quick update with some quick snaps of a corset we finished the other day for the shop - it's a 20" pointed under bust corset in a deep purple duchess satin.  It's so tiny and gorgeous!  I don't have a clothing model small enough for it (and I still haven't got around to drafting up a soft body one) but I wanted to share some photos of it anyway :)  I will be doing a big construction post on an Iris Norris corset that a client was kind enough to let me photograph so keep an eye on our journal.  Anyway, on to the photos!

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Morganathrenodynvelvet on January 27th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
that looks lovely :)
corsetrougecorsetrouge on January 28th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Robinia_Acaciarobinia_acacia on January 27th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Exquiste , the rows of stitches are almost inhumanly perfect!
Serindëserindecorsets on January 28th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
I second that ;^)
And the colour is beautiful !
corsetrouge: corset rouge redcorsetrouge on January 28th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) It's just done with a standard foot and a lot of practice ;)
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corsetrouge: corset rouge turquoisecorsetrouge on February 10th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
oh wow thanks :D It's always so nice to hear from people who have ordered our corsets! I'm really glad you like it!

I love this purple fabric too - and yeah, I only use this type of duchess satin (your polka dot one is the same weave of fabric but in black - it's a perfect thickness for corsets and has a lovely, glossy shine to it).

_x_cassandra_x__x_cassandra_x_ on February 16th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
Beautiful corset as always! I look forward to seeing your post on the Iris Norris corset. I had not heard of her before and so searched the wonderful google to find out more. I just finished reading the story of her corset making life and would love to see some more of her work as I now know that she is a corsetiere whose work is widely admired by those in the know. And if someone with skills as good as yours admires her work then she really must have been good!

I was asked for advice today on corsets by a friend of mine wondering if Vollers were worth the cost. Having owned one of their overbusts (2" larger than the tag said!) and having tried on one of yours in the "shop" (the ivory and black with bead trim) I advised her that yours were the only off the rack corsets I would recommend for comfort and value for money. Lets hope she goes with my suggestion.
corsetrougecorsetrouge on February 16th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Hi there :) Thanks very much! She was an amazing lady - I have been scouring sales and the internet for a corset made by her for years so it was a genuine delight to get my hands on one, even if it was only to study.

And thank you very much for the recommendation! I remember the corset you tried on - it was a new, one-off design that I came up with for the shop. To date, it is the only one in existance :)
_x_cassandra_x__x_cassandra_x_ on February 16th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
I wanted it so much but didn't have the money for it at the time. Or anything to wear it with or to. I'm really surprised noone has ordered it since its been up as a style online. It gives such a phenomenal shape. Perhaps its because its a closed front style. It *was* a bit tricky to get into as we put it on without unlacing it fully, just enough to reach over my head and shoulders. But it fitted like a glove and I've not had that happen with any other overbust I've ever tried.
corsetrouge: corset rouge turquoisecorsetrouge on February 16th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
hehe! Yeah, I can sympathise with that. If it were me, I would invisage that corset being worn with something simple, like a black duchess satin fitted skirt. I really love the fabric I made that particular one out of too - it was an expensive silk satin that I had brought for a bridal ensemble (if memory serves I paid something silly like 40 pound a metre for it) It's such gorgeous stuff!

I think the fact that it's a close-fronted design may be a bit daunting to some people (although I could be entirely wrong on this one). That, and there is currently only one in the shop (in a size 22" if I remember correctly?) so unless you are that specific size you can't try it on.

Having said that though, I am super happy to hear that you thought the fit was good - I love designing long-line over bust corsets because they give such an excellent line through the hip.

As for lacing, the best way to tackle corsets with no busks is to use a lace in excess of 8 metres or so (I'm not sure what they've got in that corset at the moment to be honest) and then to unlace it to the waist. Pull it over the shoulders with the back opened very wide; then lace up the bottom of the corset and tighten as usual. It takes a bit longer to get into and it's best if you have someone there to help, but if you do it this way it's fine :)

electradesignselectradesigns on March 20th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
it's perfect!
corsetrougecorsetrouge on March 31st, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
thanks alexis :)