Let's talk about corsets for a minute, shall we? They are awesome, and the reason I (Cindy) think you should have one is that they are as supportive as your best bra, but way more comfortable, and also super sexy. A corset that is designed and fit to your exact measurements is not, as you might have heard, an instrument of torture. Instead, it makes you feel like you're getting a nice, firm hug all day long. It helps you keep good posture, gives you a svelte hourglass shape, and you don't have to worry about anything falling out. And did I mention how smokin' hot you will look?
Get one, it's worth it. Yes, I know they are expensive. Let me explain why, in one word: TIME. First we take a boatload of measurements. Then we draft a pattern from scratch to fit you and only you. Next, we will build a mockup to test the fit and make sure it's giving you all the right curves. We'll make any needed adjustments and we may do yet another test fitting. Finally, we will construct the real thing by hand.
All of this takes - you guessed it - time. At a minimum, 20 hours or so, but often much more than that. And as you know, time is money, at least if we're paying ourselves a fair wage. (And we are.) But remember - you can easily spend that much on a mass-produced corset that is not even built to your specific measurements. Ill-fitting corsets are the cause of all those nasty rumors about how uncomfortable they are. If it doesn't fit exactly, it won't feel good. And that is why we take the necessary time to get it right.
Rest assured that you will feel gloriously beautiful and well-supported in one of our corsets - because it will be, literally, made just for you.
Cindy and Julia made an absolutely stunning, unique and beautifully handcrafted dress for me. I cannot say enough wonderful things about their design, their work, and their skill. Making a corset that intricate is a marvel and they did it quickly and within my budget. It turned out better than I ever could have imagined. Thank you, Crafty Broads!
- Cory, Chicago IL