The problem with getting custom made clothing via long distance is that it’s hard to get things lined up exactly right. I’m getting a corset/dress made by Scoundrelle’s Keep. It’s a new thing for me as far as clothes go.
I do have a few off-the-shelf corsets that I wear for fun or parties, but this is the first time I’ve ever had one actually made to fit *me*.
Anyway, I was sent the mock-up via mail the other day. Mockup – as in- that is NOT the actual color of the cloth or anything – just a way for the seamstress to see how things fall based on the measurements I sent her. (Which is another story all together – but some of those bridal shops can be downright bitchy, let me tell you.)
Anyway, mr myn laced me into it, but either we didn’t get it quite right, or the seamstress is going to have to make a few adjustments. A good corset should fall even, with the sides lining up parallel and equally distant. Clearly, mine are tighter up at the top – though I’m wondering if mr myn pulled them a little too tight, since it actually hurt to breathe for a few minutes.
(Yeah, I think I’m going to try again tonight, actually and see if I can’t get a better fitting out of it.)
And for those of you who are insterested in such things, here is the cut of the front…
Just ignore my bra or whatever. *cough*
And Jeffe – if you’re out there – I’m *so* going to need your help to get into this thing for the Gathering. There are no front fastenings, so it has to go over my head, and even with the lacings on the looser side, it’s a pretty snug fit…guess that’s my cue to try to drop about ten pounds or so before then, eh?