I've been working out the kinks on having a better design idea for corsetry. I've finally got it down, and I plan on having these sort of "samples" for most of the corset ideas I have, so (hopefully) I can sell the corset before I actually make it, so that it can be made to fit a specific person. How I currently do it is to make the sample in whatever size I feel may actually sell, and then hope. This way, people get an idea of what the corset will look like before I make it.
This was especially important for corsets where I only have a limited amount of fabric, like the kimono silk one's. I'm usually lucky to get three corsets out of the fabric, sometimes less depending.
I took photos of the fabric, and then imported them to Illustrator, and tweaked with the designs there :3 It's not too bad to do once you get the hang of it, but until then, gawd is it a pain in the ass to figure out! Au Fait Vintage Corset
This corset would be made just like my other corsets, fully steel boned on each seam (more if the person who I'm making it for needs the additional support) with a heavy duty flat steel piece up the center front for support.
The damask pattern is a cotton print that I adore, and would feature in the center front and back panels. The rest of the corset would be white silk. For the binding, I would use black silk, and the hot pink lines to frame in the front and back panels would also be silk, in a matching hot pink!
The neckline on this one is a higher, more square neckline (what I refer to for my own designs as a "Tudor" neckline) that is more formal, but still low enough to be sassy. Basically, it covers the "naughty bits" without being too high - I really don't like corsets that completely cover the bust for some reason.
The stitching for the bone channels would be visible, too, which adds a bit more casual/sexiness to it, as opposed to more formal with the bone casings hidden.
Basically, this corset comes out to being a dichotomy (hence the name as well - "au fait vintage" = contemporary classic)
It would be lined in a fun cotton print (based more on my whim, or what sort of things you'd like), and would be fully reversible for two looks in one corset.
If you are interested in commissioning this corset, just let me know! I will definitely set up a payment plan for you, cuz I