Sunday, 8 March 2015

The Corset

I fellow beauty blogger, Tiahaar, send me a message in December saying that she had seen I've been wanting a custom made corset. She is working a company specializing in wedding dresses and corsets, and told me she would be interested in making something for me just to get a break from all the white on white on white on white that making garments for weddings means. Who could refuse such an offer! I had secretly been admiring the pictures of her own corsets she has on her blog, we have pretty similar tastes when it comes to colours and decorations, so I immediately knew she would be the perfect person to make a corset for me.

We first agreed on a corset length and type and discussed the materials and decorations in general, then agreed on a price. Tiahaar then informed me of what measures were needed, I took the measurements and sent them to her. The next step was that she cut and sewed and mock version of the corset and sent it to me. I tried it on, took pictures from every angle and wrote down notes on the fit, then sent the mock version back. Along with the mock corset I sent some rhinestones and black lace appliques that we had discussed about, so they could be used for decorating the finished corset.

So Tiahaar set to work on sewing the final version, with alterations to the pattern based on the pictures and notes of the mock version. We chose a teal satin and lace appliques, rhinestones and external bone casings in black. A corset like this retails around 600 euros. If you are interested in something similar, contact Belle Modeste!



The fit is just perfect! The corset is very comfortable to wear compared to my off-the-rack corsets and gives a significant reduction, up to 15 cm. I love the dramatic curve, it looks so nice and is just in the right spot! There's a modesty panel in the back and as a neat little detail the busk is black. Three different kinds of lace and appliques were used in the decorations, and Tiahaar bought new rhinestones that match the colours better than the ones I had picked from my stash. We had first talked about putting the bone casings on top of the lace, but she tried it and told me they might look better the other way around. I think she was absolutely right, now there's more room for the lovely lace to show!







Necklace - Second hand
Top - Gina Tricot
Corset - Handmade by Tiahaar
Skirt - Queen of Darkness
Boots - Pleaser





18 comments:

  1. what a beautiful corset! and you're so pretty!

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  2. so beautiful! you and the corset! *-*

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    1. Thank you, what a lovely thing to say!

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  3. Oh gos that corset is so beautiful! I wish I had a spare 600 euros (I think that's around £500?) sadly I shall have to stick with my OTR corsets for now. Unless I win the lottery. A girl can dream...

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    1. Thank you so much! Around 430 pounds says google, so even cheaper ;P I think I'll never want to settle for an off-the-rack corset once I tried this one one, I'm spoilt!

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  4. Upea korsetti, wau! Ihanan värinen ja muutenkin todella kaunis!

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Tosi hankala väri kuvata, tahtoo aina taittua siniseksi, mutta aivan ihana luonnossa!

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  5. It really fits you perfectly, it looks beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy with the corset!

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  6. oh my, what a wonderful corset! The colours and the lace are lush <3
    I've been wanting a custom corset for a while now but I wear so many styles that I just can't choose a fabric.

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    1. Thank you! That is a problem, I just chose to have one so fabulous that I will want to wear it every day ;D

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  7. Sinulla on unelmavartalo ja kaunis olet muutenkin! :)

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  8. She did amazing work! The turquoise contrasts so well with the black!

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    1. Thank you! The colour is awesome, just the shade I love :)

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