megan rosalarian gedris

Before and after in the makeup chair last night. Then a photo shoot. Here’s a little preview. I can’t wait for the results! Also, this is the corset I made in 6 hours and I think it’s the best one I’ve made so far. (Bottom photo shot by Seth at Epiglotic, hair by Miss Audacious and makeup by Rachel Finan.)

Finished another corset last night. I had a bunch of this Alexander Henry mushroom print fabric laying around, and I felt like making myself a fun, playful, colorful corset. Flat steel boning for most of the bones this time, just to compare the shape they give as opposed to the spiral steel. I must say, I find this more comfortable than the last one I made, and it gives some defined shape without needing to be laced too tightly. This should be a good one for day to day wear. It’s cute, but it’s not so super fancy that I’ll worry about ruining it. Like I did with my last one which split in four places. T___T

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

What is the best material to use for bones in a corset? Any tips or advice?

Well, this one I just made has spiral steel bones. They bend in 360 degrees while still giving shape. I was using plastic boning for my costume corsets, but even for costumes, it didn’t work well. The plastic warped and made lumps. I haven’t used reeds or flat steel bones yet to give any kind of review on those, but I haven’t made any corsets that could use them yet. Every type of corset has different needs. All I can say right now is “plastic bad!!”

I get all my bones from this site. I spent forever trying to find corset making stuff locally, but unless you’re in a really big city, you pretty much have to go online. I buy the steel bones pre-cut once I figure out what size I need for each boning channel. Except for this corset I made today, which I reverse-engineered to use up some bones I already had laying around for a failed corset I tried making months ago.

Finished making myself a corset. It’s my first one I’ve made for me with steel bones. I also made the mushroom dress but that was a while ago. (Taken with Instagram)

Finished making myself a corset. It’s my first one I’ve made for me with steel bones. I also made the mushroom dress but that was a while ago. (Taken with Instagram)