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Major issues with corset!!!!!! Rant! (Women ONLY!)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EweSheep, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I am a Civil War reenactor and I've got MAJOR issues with my corset which I think it was not the material product I need.

    It likes to twist, does not give much support and the stays worked their way open on the top and the material is soft linen. And it is short!

    Either it likes to make me look like a darn muffin or my body is fighting it.

    I sold my original corset which made of steel stays and duck cotton canvas material....great and held up so well but when after I had my daughter, I could not wear it anymore! Most of the Ebay stuff does not have the proper stays or material for a big gal like me!

    GRRRRRRRR!

    I am wondering if the "fat rolls" supposed to be inside the corset or outside like a muffin? My under the arm rib fats is the biggest problem I've got....they are bad for bras too!
     
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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Ace bandages????


    I thought the fat rolls got "smoothed" out by corsets, but I bet you the rolls are supposed to go down (as in towards your bottom part) when the upper ones are smooshed down.

    I feel your pain!
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Ace Bandages would give too much. You can only go straight up and down without folding your midsection. Great for people who have back problems but this corset I got right now, its pain everywhere and it probably was not made well or wrong fitted. The fat rolls would get pinched or stabbed by the top stays and if I wear it in the end of the day, it would bend.

    The stays are very thin plastic strips. Very similiar to your school binder thingy, the back brace that holds your papers together, that is what it feels like.
     
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I thing with a properly fitting corset you wouldn't have armpit rolls, just a whole lot out front. It sounds like the corset you have isn't fitted properly, or made of good material. Not having bought such a thing before, but at one time being a very active costumer, I'm pretty sure the fabric and plastic aren't up to the job. You might try a medical supply company for a medical corset, it might not give you quite the same look, but the support and construction should be better. I suspect that a well-made, well-fitted, period correct corset would run to several hundred dollars. Kind of expensive for a piece of clothing no one is supposed to see.

    Most of the corsets of the era were rather long and extended over the top of the hips. Some were a little shorter. You really shouldn't have rolls at either end of a good corset, but your bustline might be fairly impressive.

    I think the steel stays and cotton duck are close to original material, although whale bone was more common. It had the strength, springiness and flexibility of modern plastics.

    from these, the "Ivy" looks the best...serious cash though:

    http://www.fashionsoftheages.com/corsets.html

    Good luck.
     
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  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    `my daughter makes corsets. If you would like I can ask her to make one for you. If you would like to see some og her work go to etsy or craftster.com look up violentjayne
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mom'sfolly, yes it is exactly like Ivy corset.....the one I have is more like the Charlotte.

    From my armpit to my "point of hip" would be roughly 12 to 13 inches, that is longer than normally worn corset.

    Speaking of my "children", I am not very well endowed and I would have to have something to "support" them or they would lay FLAT in the cups LOL! Sorry no breast implants LOL!

    Sheila I am pM'ing you for more details on your daughter.

    I would need one by 24th of this month so it is time pressed. Otherwise I would have to buy one off the sultery or the medical supply store (thanks Mom'sfolly). [​IMG]
     
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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Looked under craftster and didnt find her in there.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    *Cough*

    Do you have a Priscilla's or "Seductions" nearby? It's a um....well...."night life" store.


    Not that I'd know or anything.
     
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Did you ask Ducks4you? She's a Civil War reenactor too, also in IL. She would probably know.
     

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