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This listing is for the corset ONLY. The blouse may be available in a separate listing (if you don't see one in my store and want a custom one, just email!) =)

This cute little corset is made in a shorter length waspie waist cincher style, perfect for those wanting more mobility or a corset that goes from costume to everyday clothing with ease.

It is made in my usual patchwork style from 2 different fabrics: light green tone on tone damask and caramel jacquard with detail in light green, coral, cornflower, and espresso. It is trimmed with espresso striped damask bias with hints of olive woven through the lighter stripes. It laces up the back with antique brass grommets that lace up with flat black cotton heavy duty corset lacing tipped in metal aglets (you get 2 laces, one to lace down from the top, the other to lace up from the bottom). It has a layer of built in heavy duty twill tape at the waist to enable tighter lacing and to enhance durability. It is interlined in cotton coutil, a tightly woven fabric made specifically for corsetry, and lined in (and technically reversible to, if you cut the tags out) a spearmint and wheat damask. This particular corset is boned down the front center with 3 pieces of 1/2" wide flat high carbon spring steel, and in an additional 12 places all around the body with 1/4" wide thick English high carbon spring steel (NOT the thinner domestic stuff!) for a total of 17 steel bones throughout.

Actual garment measures:
Underbust (3 3/4" above waistline): 35"
Waist: 32"
Upper Hip (3 1/4" below waistline): 39"
Front Length: 10 3/4"
Side Length: 7 1/8"
Back Length: 10 1/4"

This corset will best fit:
Underbust (at 3 3/4" above waist): 35 1/2"-38"
Waist: 34 1/2"-37"
Upper Hip (at 3 1/4" below waist): 39 1/2"-42"
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, or want to tightlace, go down another size). The largest will have 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" of gap, depending on your snugness preferences. The lacings are cut to accommodate up to a 3" gap. If you'd like longer ones, just ask! =)


Sizing is a matter of personal preference, so please measure the following:

Ribcage: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your ribs at 3 3/4" 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).

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 3 1/4" lower than your waist. Tie a string around your natural waist, and measure down 3 1/4". 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.

Should you buy the wrong size and want to 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.

Please email me with any questions. =) Thanks!

Frequently asked questions about VeneficaCorsetry

Custom orders take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks to ship (longer during busy seasons). For the most accurate, up to date quote, please refer to my shop announcement at the top of my shop page. I will update this as frequently as possible with accurate estimates.
Sadly, no. My Etsy shop *is* my shop. I do, however, occasionally vend events in and near Texas. If you'd like to stop by to get sized in one of my booths, please see my schedule of events page on my website, or check out the Facebook page for event updates.
Generally, your corset size is your actual waist measurement (taken firmly but *not* restrictively), minus 4-5", whichever is an even number. Other variables like bust, ribcage, upper hip, and torso height measurements can come into play in helping determine which style will fit you best. To be absolutely sure before purchasing, drop me a convo, and I will be happy to help walk you through the sizing process.
All of my items come with sewn-in garment care instructions, as well as a separate sheet of instructions for wearing, caring for, and storing your new clothing. If you lose these instructions, just drop me a convo. I can send you a digital copy. =)
My garments are not available at wholesale quantities/prices at this time.
At this time, I only offer discounts on orders that consist of 4+ of the exact same item (same style, color, fabric, etc). If you need 4 or more of the same item, ie. 4 white cotton Ragamuffin Dresses, you would receive a 10% discount on those items. If, however, you were to order 4 Ragamuffin Dresses in different colors, no discount would apply.

Victorian Patchwork Waspie Corset - Basic - Spearmint, Caramel, & Espresso - Fits Waist 34.5"-37"


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: high quality upholstery fabric, high carbon spring steel, double thickness european spring steel, heavy duty twill waist tape, cotton corset lacings with metal aglets, cotton coutil, antique brass grommets
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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