Steampunk Plum, Teal, & Gold Patchwork Underbust Corset - Front Lacings - Corset Size 22, Best Fits Waist 25.5-27" - Ready to Ship
This corset is done in my classic Underbust pattern. It features a flattering pointed underbust cut and comes down about 4 1/2" past the waist over the upper hip at the sides. This style comes up 5" from the waist to the underbust. If you measure shorter than this, you need my Waspie style instead. Please convo or have a look through my shop for options!
Every corset I make is built to take a beating. I use only high-end, durable upholstery fabrics. Each corset is reinforced on the inside with a layer of coutil, and further reinforced with heavy duty twill waist tape. All seams are secured with 4 rows of stitching. My work is made to last. =)
Fabrics: Alternating panels of deep plum chenille with gold damask accents and purple geometric jacquard with small green and blue accents
Lining: Plum and gold damask
Interlining: Cotton coutil (a super-dense, tightly woven fabric made specifically for corsetry)
Trim: Striped Purple and Tan Bias
Grommet Metal Finish: Antique brass
Lacing: Black polypro corset laces
Steel: 22 Pieces (2-1/2" wide double thick English steel flats down the front laces, 2-1/4" wide steel flats next to front grommets, 2-1/4" wide stays next to the back grommets, 2-1/4" wide double thick English steel flats down the back lacings for extra support, and 14-1/4" wide spiral steel stays around the body for both support and curves)
Center Front Style: Front Lacing
Corset Size: 22"
Actual garment measures:
Underbust (5" above waistline): 27"
Upper Hip (4 1/2" below waistline): 32"
Front Length: 12 1/8"
Side Length: 9 3/8"
Back Length: 12"
This corset will best fit:
Upper Hip: 32"-35"
For reference, the smallest number in each fit range will have little to no gap at all at the lacings (if you fit into the smaller end and want a real gap at the back, go down another size). The largest will have 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" of gap, depending on your own snugness preferences. The lacings are cut to accommodate up to about 3.5" of gap at the back and no gap at the front. If you'd like longer ones, just ask! =) Since this corset laces at the front as well, you can also add a front gap if that is your preference. No front gap was taken into account when providing fit estimates, so if you want a 1" front gap, add that to the fit range listed above.
Sizing is a matter of personal preference, so please measure the following:
Ribcage: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your ribs beneath your bra band. The corset's top will fit you 5" higher than your waist. Ribs don't smoosh, so take the number you get here and compare with the actual corset's rib measurement. The difference will be your lacing gap. (If your ribs are smaller than the corset, this is not the size for you). If you have a shorter than 5" waist to underbust length, this corset will be too tall for you. Convo me to request a custom ordered Waspie instead.
Waist: This your waist at its thinnest point, which will be higher than your modern waistline is. Measure this both firmly without constriction, and then again as tightly as you can. We all squish differently, so this will differ accordingly. Compare your tightly taken measurement with the corset's actual waist measurement, subtracting for any gap you'd prefer at the lacings. ***The measurements I quote in my fitting guidelines should be compared with your measurement taken without constriction, for reference.***
Upper Hip: This corset's upper hip will fall about 4 1/2" lower than your waist. Tie a string around your natural waist, and measure down 4 1/2". Measure around your torso at this point. When you lace your corset up, what you reduce at your waist will be pushed downwards, so there will be considerably less "squish" factor at the hips. Go by your actual upper hip measurement and use that to compare with the fit range I've listed above.
I ship packages just about every business day of the week, so expect about a 1 business day wait between payment and shipment. I ship US orders via Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. International orders ship via 1st Class Mail International, which is not insured or trackable. Shipping upgrades are available.
Should you wish to make an exchange, you will be responsible both for return shipping and shipping on any exchange item. Items must be returned in new, unworn condition within 3 business days of confirmed delivery confirmation receipt of the package. I'll then issue you the purchase amount, minus shipping costs, towards another purchase with me. I don't issue refunds, but I do want happy customers, so please send me a message with any questions/concerns that you may have. You'll get a quick reply, and I promise I'll work really hard to be sure you're absolutely in love with your clothing!
Please email me with any questions. =) Thanks!
Photo credits: Eleya Maureen Photography, Modeled by Arbnore