The Features

Diary of a Designer Part 4

In case you missed the first three parts of the Diary of Designer blog series, check out Parts 1, 2, and 3.

In the center front of this bridal corset, I hand-sewed a beautiful, beaded rhinestone applique in a ravishing navy blue and gunmetal coloration. This trim also contains loosely hanging rhinestones for an added glamorous effect. I love how this gorgeous piece helps give this corset a more warrior goddess feeling too, as this was the theme of my client’s design.

There's More Than Meets The Eye

Diary of a Designer Part 4

Even though this corset is closed in the center, you’ll find a hidden center front busk and extra thick, white boning sewn between the first two layers of fabric. This helps prevent the corset from wrinkling, collapsing, and helps maintain its desired shape.

I sewed most of the boning channels in the first two layers of fabric as I didn’t want to have too many stitches going through the delicate navy blue lace. This still gives the same fit and support without visibly seeing all of the stitching lines.

Stunning Components With Comfort

Diary of a Designer Part 4

To highlight the neckline, I hand-sewed another beautiful, beaded trim consisting of seed beads, sequins, crystals and metallic thread.

You’ll also find hand-sewed individual beads, sequins, and crystals along the hemline in addition to a beautiful scalloped beaded trim that has loops of metallic blue seed beads that form a fanciful fringe and bugle beads that drip down. I love how this adds an extra-special touch of glamor and movement. And just to be sure there is nothing scratching her skin, I hand-sewed velvet trim to the bottom hem on the inside of this corset. It is extremely soft and has a subtle shine.

,,... Her corset will last a lifetime!....

The Big Reveal

Diary of a Designer Part 4

My client had not seen the final design of the corset and skirt since our initial meeting, so I was thrilled to see how excited she was when she saw her bespoke corset for the first time! It was a very rewarding moment. She even brought her jewelry with her to show me what she would be wearing on the day of her wedding, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect match! The jewels in her crown, earrings, and ring matched perfectly with the hand-beading I did on her corset. I also loved seeing how her vision of everything she dreamed of wearing came together so beautifully.

Congratulations & Thank you!

Diary of a Designer Part 4

I would like to take this time to congratulate my client on her marriage and to thank her for hiring me to design such a fun and creative corset and skirt. It really means so much to me that she trusted me with her vision and allowed me to be such an integral part of her special day. And even though her wedding day has come and gone, all the wonderful memories and her corset will last a lifetime!

Let’s get started on a custom handmade corset of your own! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Please comment below.


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Skirt made by Danillo Valoar