Greetings everyone! I hope all have been well, all the parents have survived Back to School season, and I hope all of my followers are safe and haven'y been badly affected by the bad storms and hurricanes these past few weeks.
I deliberately skipped last week's newsletter because... I didn't have much to talk about! MUCH less drama on the apartment front, and it's such a refreshing change to breathe easy and feel safe in my own space! I've been busy unpacking, orienting myself in Chicago (finding all the good grocers, familiarizing myself with my new doctor, and getting all the necessary utilities accounts set up). It also took about two weeks to get reliable internet service set up.
My final followup appointment for my broken foot is this coming week, and I'm crossing my fingers to get the green light to start some moderate impact activities (dancing, etc).
This week my VA and I have been hard at work updating the Corsetiere Map and other resource pages, and the shop has new stuff that you might like! Read ahead for more ♥
Corsets made with the sandwich method (or floating fashion fabric) were the smoothest under clothing
Mesh corsets were the thinnest, but usually had thicker boning channels
TT's design team wanted to do something about this Catch-22, but didn't know whether the bones would rip through the mesh - they needed to make a corset that stood up to the lifetime warranty. It took a year of prototyping and testing, but the No Line corset was the result:
Two layers of fine-weave mesh (still light and breathable!)
Sandwiched boning - and more bones than the original - to more appropriately distribute the vertical tension
Super-thin ¼ inch binding also made from mesh, for a less bulky border between the corset and skin
Low profile front zip, tested for tensile strength
I can't take any credit for the design, BUT I've tested these since February and can confidently say that these pass the Lifetime Warranty test.
If you're interested in seeing whether this will fit you - my sizing recommendations are completely free, and I always strive to answer your queries within 48 hours. Find out more here.
My VA and I have been hard at work these past two weeks checking every link in the corsetiere directory to remove broken links, update rebrand/names, update location, and verify recent activity. Over 1000 links in all!
We're giving a grace period to any corsetiere who hasn't updated since 2020, since the pandemic has affected everyone - but all makers inactive since 2019 and before have been crossed out and put to the bottom of the list (we decided this was a better choice than removing the names completely, as it keeps the list more exhaustive and still acknowledges their previous work).
We've completed updates for every country except the US and Canada (Canada will be finished by today, and US will be finished by the end of this weekend).
Help me rehome these corsets and clear space in my new home! Two corsets left: an RM mesh underbust in size 18", and a GC Lara in size 24", both of them NEW and unworn, and further reduced by another $5. First come, first served! See the page here.
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