Blog

Purple Edwardian

Historical corsetry and especially Edwardian corsetry is special to me. The unusual lines creating lovely shapes just grabs me every time.   This time I made an Edwardian corset out of silk. For pattern I used the s-curve pattern from the book corsets and crinolines. I did change the bust a bit to give it […]

Paris Adventures

Paris adventures! Last year I went with Richard Terborg and Lisa on a road trip to Paris. We both wanted to go somewhere where we could be inspired by different surroundings and meet up with different people. Since we wanted to bring loads of stuff we went by car. Driving is Paris was quite adventurous […]

Serena Underbust corset

Introducing a new corset for the Couture Curve collection. The Serena corset is a lovely light short corset. This corset is longer than a waspie but shorter than the Alathea corset. The Serena is about 24-26 cm long at the front, making is great for people with a shorter torso or who just want to […]

Dutch Masters Corsetry

Dutch Masters corsetry

Dutch Masters floral corsetry.   If you follow my work on instagram you may have noticed that I love floral prints. Recently a new sort of floral print fabric came on the market. Specifically a floral fabric named Hollandse meesters (translated Dutch Masters) I think that this floral print is inspired by a painting of […]

All the Underbust Corsets all the time

Here are some underbust corset I finished recently. They are all underbust corsets and yet they are all different. In both construction, materials and fit. I shall try to explain a bit about each corset and its construction method.   First a gold silk underbust corset. This corset has a coutil strength layer, as gold […]

Hithfaereth gown

Hithfaereth custom gown by Skeletons in the Closet

The Corset Body

The corset body In 2016 a lovely client contacted me to make a corset body. I had never done that before but I was excited about the challenge. And boy it was a challenge The difficult part of a corset body is that it does not stretch, at all. After all you do not want […]

Black is such a happy colour

People who know me for a while know that I started sewing when I wanted to wear gothy clothes. This evolved into a fascination with the Victorian era and corsetry. When my client asked me to make her a Victorian corset in all black materials I was very happy. Combining the two things I love. […]

Misunderstanding corsetry, and how to deal with it.

  A little history: A lot of you might have seen the pictures I made with Amesbury Rose (model), Eline Spek(photographer) and Chloe Bakker(makeup and hair), back in 2012. This photoshoot still is one of my favourite shoots ever. I made a Marie Antoinette inspired stays with pocket hoops. I was, and still am very […]

Xiamara corset, historical gussets and modern day zippers

I promised to write a blog post about this coutil corset. I have decided to call this corset Xiamara. Yes this is a book reference. 10 points to the person who knows what book series I am currently reading 😉   This is a black coutil corset, made out of rosebud coutil. It has a […]

1 2 3