More than half the orders received here are custom made to measure for everyday tightlacing / waist training needs. Here is an example of a py09 Curvy Underbust, custom ordered with a mock-up fitting. English floral coutil fabric on the outside and English coutil lined inside. Spoonbusk closure for extra lower tummy support and custom detachable wide garters added. With this particular mock-up, we were able to determine how much higher to raise the underbust line for the final corset.
All corset styles can be custom made to measure. Click here fo more details and pricing to have your corset custom made.
Mosh, wore a Puimond leather Cincher corset with Dita Von Teese lingerie and stockings, while assisting Dita’s Erotique perfume launch. A leather cincher is the perfect everyday short corset for keeping the waist nice and tight. It feels ultra sexy worn only with lingerie and looks fashionably chic as an accessory piece to finish an outfit.
Just in time when the cherry blossoms start to bloom, Lucy made Puimond the featured custom corsetiere for the month of April with the py09 Curvy Underbust corset on her YouTube channel. The py09 Curvy Underbust reviewed is Lucy’s first custom Puimond corset made specifically to her measurements. Lucy is an experienced corset lacer and her ideal Puimond corset size is 22″. Because her previous standard sized 22″ Puimond corset closed completely at the back, this was customized so that only the lower ribs and waist shaped down to 20″. Very little was changed to the underbust and hip line on the 22″ py09 corset pattern to allow enough room to accommodate her rib and hip bones but still fitting snug for overall support. Lucy did not request detachable garters so there are no garter tabs attached but they can be ordered as extras at $10 per pair. A modesty panel was not necessary because the corset is worn closed at the back but it can be included for an additional $35 for fabric corsets.
Special big THANKS to Lucy for her wonderful review! 🙂
Here is a video created by Lucy, to showcase the comfort and quality of a Puimond corset to anyone who has never touched or owned one. The corset reviewed is a standard sized 20″ Wicked Plunge. Every corset ordred from this website will be made to fit your measurements.
There are many ways to lace the back of a corset and some tightlacers will argue that their fancy method is the only way. A lot of homemade and mass produced corsets on the market use weak 1/4″ flat spring steel boning at center back on each side of the grommets. The flexibility of these flimsy bones will cause the center back panels to curve in and outward when tightly laced, resulting in many people finding creative ways to lace a corset. Every Puimond corset has extra sturdy 5/16″ flat spring steel bones at the back and can be simply laced as shown in the diagram.
The corset comes laced with two long loops at the waist. Loosen the laces before putting the corset on and fasten the front busk closure. Pull the loops gently and tighten the lacing evenly towards the middle from the top and bottom until you are happy with the fit. Make sure the two back panels are parallel. The back panels should never be bowed outwards () or inwards )(, and should be parallel and straight to prevent the flat steels from twisting. This provides a more comfortable fit and prolongs the life of the boning. The back of the corset does not have to close completely. This space, called the “spring”, allows room to further adjust the tightness. To finish, tighten the loops with a few final tugs and tie into a bow, as you would a shoelace and pull all the loops together evenly.
For those of you who’ve wondered to what degree the corsets ordered from this web site will be customized, they’re made to order by style, size and material. That means, you select the corset style you like, the corset size (3-5 inches smaller than your natural waist measurement) and material (fabric or leather). Before clicking the ‘Buy Now” button for your selected corset, be sure to download the male or female measuring chart on the “Measuring for the Right Fit” page, found under the ‘Before you Buy’ menu, and fill it out completely. To ensure the best fit, record your measurements to the nearest half inch. When your order is received and processed, your provided measurements will be double checked. While in the production stage, those areas around the top and bottom of your corset will be adjusted to fit your chest and upper hip portion to provide a snug and proper fit overall.
For completely custom made-to-measure individual corsets, where a custom pattern is drafted to your detailed measurements, there is a 25% additional cost. This is suggested for those requiring a one-of-a-kind design or a custom fit for an irregular or not-so-standard body shape. Muslin mock-ups are available, and highly recommended, for remote fittings. These mock-ups cost around $110 plus shipping for underbust and overbust styles and more for corset dresses. Mock-ups are a helpful tool to ensure a perfect fit and to finalize an individual pattern before expensive material is cut.
Always unlace the back of a corset before unhooking the front busk closure. Busks made in China have been getting a bad rap but even the sturdiest busks made in Germany, like the one on this corset, will break with too much stress. Typically, most people undo the bottom hooks first and work their way up. Because this corset was not unlaced properly beforehand, too much stress made the top metal stud pop! Once a real corset is made, it cannot be altered without compromising its strength and quality as a functional garment.
Always take time to unlace the back first. You’re gonna have to unlace it to put it on again, anyways…