Gothic corsets for sale

Over the last few months I’ve posted about some of the corsets I have for sale. On December 2nd I’ll be attending the Calgary Centre for Sex Positive Culture’s Xmas Market, vending my corsets! If you’re in Calgary – consider coming! Learn more about the Centre here.

Here’s a quick run-down of a few of the corsets I’ll have for sale!
My sales at the market will be CASH ONLY.

(Please note, if you’re outside of Calgary or won’t be able to attend the market, I’m happy to make other arrangements if you’d like to purchase a corset. Prices do not include Paypal fees or shipping/handling.)

Ghost-Print D-Ring Corset

Ghost print corset with contrast PVC panel - close up

Ghost print corset with contrast PVC panel – close up

Cotton ghost-print underbust modern Victorian corset with natural hips. Contrast panels in high-gloss PVC with small D-rings.
Lined and interlined in black cotton for structure and stability.
Three-layer corset with waist stay.
Front heavy-duty zipper and back lacing.
Trimmed in poly-cotton black bias trim.
Beautiful clubwear or fetish corset.
New, never worn.

Designed for Bust: 37”, Waist: 32”, Hip: 43”
Waist 28” fully closed
Centre front length 11”

Price: $140.00 Canadian

Read more about this corset and see more photos here! 

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Corsets for sale!

Over the last few months I’ve posted about some of the corsets I have for sale. On December 2nd I’ll be attending the Calgary Centre for Sex Positive Culture’s Xmas Market, vending my corsets! If you’re in Calgary – consider coming! Learn more about the Centre here.

Here’s a quick run-down of the corsets I’ll have for sale!
My sales at the market will be CASH ONLY.

(Please note, if you’re outside of Calgary or won’t be able to attend the market, I’m happy to make other arrangements if you’d like to purchase a corset. Prices do not include Paypal fees or shipping/handling.)

Pink Dragon Corset with Matching Neck Corset

Close up on the rose pink dragon corset fabric

Close up on the rose pink dragon corset fabric

Hand-dyed rose dragon brocade modern Victorian underbust corset with natural hips.
Silk/rayon brocade with black poly-cotton bias trim. Lined and interlined in black cotton for comfort and stability.
3 layer corset with waist stay, front heavy-duty zipper, back lacing.
Beautiful evening or fetishwear corset.
New, never worn.

Waist 24″ fully closed.
Centre front length 8.5″

Matching hand-dyed rose dragon brocade neck corset.
Lined in black cotton for comfort.
Not boned, but heavily interfaced for structure. Garment can be ironed.
Back lacing, trimmed in black bias poly-cotton trim.
Designed for a 14″ neck, but will fit a variety of neck measurements.
Comes with elastic lacing for comfort.

Read more about this corset and see more photos here.

Price: $160 Canadian (set)
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Corset class – The masculine side of corsetry

Grommets for lacing on a couture, custom-made corset.

Grommets for lacing with nylon cord

One question I’ve been asked that there doesn’t seem to be a lot (or perhaps just enough) information on is corsetry for men.  I have found that these inquiries generally fall into four  different categories:

  • Men looking to change their figure to a more curvy, hourglass (stereotypical feminine) figure (either for cross-dressing, female illusionists, or female impersonation performances).
  • Men looking to wear corsets but maintain a fairly straight or v-shaped (stereotypical masculine) silhouette.  (Taming that pot-belly for instance, or supporting their backs.)
  • Men looking for the fashionable aspect of corsets. (Popular amongst  goth, emo, steampunk, cyberpunk, or fetish sub-culture fashions.)
  • Men who enjoy the restrained feeling of being in a corset – like bondage you can wear under your clothes.

This, to me, comes down to two different styles of corsets – one that tries to imitate a desired ‘feminine’ figure for the male dresser; one with curves, and one that tries to enforce a more straight or v-shaped ‘masculine’ figure.  Those looking for fashion or restraint may go either way, depending on their own figure, their interests, and indeed, their own self-confidence!

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Corset Class – Busking for change

Back-laced corset in purple hand-dyed dupioni silk

Back-laced corset in purple hand-dyed dupioni silk

If you are planning to make your own corset (or shopping somewhere with lots of options) one of your considerations should be your front opening. (Assuming your corset laces in the back.)

With no front opening:

  • You’ll have an opportunity for embroidery, painting, beadwork, or other embellishment.
  • You can place fabric with a large motif uncut on your centre front
  • No front-opening is a style common to historical corsets
  • In order to get into your garment you’ll likely need to undo most or all of your lacing. This will almost always need an assistant to get dressed.

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Dawn’s Corset Class: Where to get supplies

I frequently am asked where to get supplies for corset-making. Some supplies you can likely find locally, where as others you’ll likely need to order online. My list is Calgary and Alberta-specific; if you live in other places and want to buy locally you’ll need to do some additional web-searching.

Fabrics

Close up on the silk and sheer lace overlay on the purple silk corset

Close up on the silk and sheer lace overlay on the purple silk corset

  • Fabricland – for pvc, brocade, cottons, velveteen, etc
  • Quilting shops – for cool cotton prints
  • Fabric.com – for pretty much every kind of fabric
  • Fabric-store.com – for linens (for historical corsetry)
  • Farthingales online – for coutil and other fabrics
  • Up in Edmonton I also like Marshall’s for Fabrics.

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