Frequently Asked Questions
Cathie, with her marvelous waist of 15 inch is always
a joy and we will certainly publish more photographs and
articles about her on this website.
I really enjoy your website. I love your corsets and
clothing. I am a 54 year old woman and I got my first corset
on 3 May. Its a front lacer made by Wasp Creations. I have a
disability so it would be impossible for me to lace a corset
in back. I love it. I wear it day and night. I even sleep in
it. My uncorseted waist is 32 inches. With the corset my
waist is 30 inches. I am taking things slowly. I find that
if the corset is laced too tightly I am loosening it up very
quickly. So I lace it to be snug but comfortable.
I think that you are beautiful and look so much younger than
Cathie: You are on
the right track for success--custom made corsets and a
reasonable/tolerable reduction. Do keep in touch.
Q. Dear Cathie Although
I donít write in as often as I would like, this is not to
suggest that I donít visit your wonderful website on a more
regular basis. Letís face it; you are the personification of
what a corset can do for a shapely figure. Of course I
suspect you were always pretty shapely? How long have you
been lacing? I mean - was it for a special event? Or
something you or your husband were attracted to?
In response to a previous inquiry, you were kind enough to
share your bust size 40 - bra size 32DD and hip size - 39.
From what I remember you mentioned that your bra size is a
reflection of your narrow rib cage? Is that because of tight
lacing or were you always that small - 32?
Again in an early E-mail exchange, you mentioned silver
collar was locking and wear it normally when your hair is
down so lock is not visible? Looking back at pictures, I
guess I thought the silver collar was not that wide - less
visible allowing you to wear it on many more situations?
Does that mean you have more than 1 locking silver collar?
In closing, donít stop whatever you are doing! You are an
Cathie: Actually I
wore a custom made corset under my wedding gown nearly
forty-five years ago and then wore a corset (off the "peg"
variety) under party dresses or gowns which I made for
special occasions. Once my kids were grown and out of the
nest we had corsets custom made and that was the start of
the 24/7. That was more than twenty years ago now.
I only have one locking silver neck piece but do have other
silver necklaces which don't look like collars--I tend to
wear silver, not gold!! Fortunate for the budget!!
We are basically interested in the Victorian image
(silhouette) created by the corset. There was a lot of
influence from the movies and musicals from the fifties as
well as the NEW Look a bit later. Fortunately it's quite a
fashion statement worldwide now.
Q. Hi Cathie! I
have enjoyed your web site ... keep up the great work.
I was wondering if stemwaist corsets are much harder to
wear. I have my pet wearing an hourglass corset for a few
years and she seems to tolerate the reduction well now.
Is a stem waist corset much harder to wear? I would like to
see if she can wear a stem waist with a length of 1" or so?
Thanks for your help
personally don't find an extreme stem waist attractive.
However, all my corsets have a heavy tape or band at the
waist and it is an inch wide--just adds strength to the
corset--Therefore I would conclude that a stem of one inch
would be easy to accommodate to.
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