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