There seem to be so many tiny extant corsets from the Victorian era - partly due to survivorship bias, as small corsets were used as shop displays (to show off the curves while minimizing fabric use), or were deadstock from shops, or corsetieres made half-size stays to test patterns.
But in today's day and age, a corset smaller than 18 inches is relatively difficult to find! But what is a corseter to do if they naturally have a very small frame (like Absentia here, modeling her own corset), or if they aspire to break some world records?
This week, in honor of Cathie Jung's birthday, I've updated the gallery of corset makers and brands that are experienced in making the smallest of corsets: waist sizes of 17", 16", and 15".
(And don't worry, soon enough the plus size corset gallery - over 40" corseted waist - will be updated too!).
With the "season premiere" of the Fast Foundations reboot, I put a little extra effort into this one. The actual substance isn't really serious, but it was a ton of fun to make nonetheless, even if I was working on this until 2am and I ended up giving myself very unsettling dreams afterward.
Yes, I know that my CGI skills are... not good. The shoddy animation is part of the fun!
In this weeks video, I'm comparing two different corset from Dracula Clothing. I go into a lot of detail about the fit and measurement, comparing them, and discussing my expectations about the shoulder/back support.
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