Corset made by
Melanie Talkington of Lace Embrace Atelier in Vancouver, BC
JUNE 2006 - SPANISH CAY
Just wanted to ask you about a fitting question for my new
I can't seem to tightlace it flat and was wondering if I am
doing something wrong.
I can get it to meet side to side at the tops and bottoms
but the center 3-4 inches seem to gape in a small oval.
Should I leave the entire corset open parallel evenly until
I can get all the sides to meet evenly?
The open space is only about a 1/2 inch mid-back, but I
cannot seem to close it together yet.
I would try leaving the corset open evenly until you can
lace it down. See if that helps.
You are truly an inspiration. I have recently started tight
lacing, and was wondering if you could help. I bought a
corset and it fits me perfectly, but I have a sensitive
nerve in my back. I'm at the point to where I can lace the
corset nearly all the way closed. However the nerve causes
the right side of my chest to burn. The only way to
alleviate it is to have about a three inch gap in the the
back about three or four inches above my floating ribs. Any
advice on what to do? I'm in the Texas/New Mexico border
area so there are no corsetieres within a 400 mile radius.
I would try lacing it tightly for a short time and then
releasing it to a tolerble level--perhaps this will enable
you to desensitize the spot. Keep me advised.
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring we've been
blessed with in New England.
I wanted to first thank you and congratulate you for your
display of tightlacing in a positive and beautiful manner.
The second reason I write is for my girlfriend who
tightlaces everyday. We live in New York City, and as you
can imagine, and I'm sure you can attest to this yourself in
Connecticut, the summers are miserable for anyone, to say
the least for a girl who wraps a thick, reinforced garment
around her waist. We took the liberty to purchase a Summer
Corset from Wasp Creations last year, and even then, she
found that there were days that she couldn't bare it. She
wears a lycra corset liner to protect her skin and the
corset and finds that it traps most of her body heat (she
tried old cotton tanktops, but they bunched up, and
irritated her skin). I saw in your FAQ's that you had
suggested to someone else the use of 3M's Tegaderm
underneath the corset. I have not been able to locate this
product in any size larger than 4"X4" patches, and even
then, a box of 8 is outrageously expensive if we were to use
these to cover her midsection all summer long. I was
wondering if this was the manner you recommended Tegaderm,
or if there was some other way I'm missing.
On a general level, do you have any pointers I can share
with my girl for how to make the Summer more manageable
I appreciate any time you put to this query and thank you in
Thanks for your note.
Re your girlfriend's problem, I don't think a tegaderm would
be a good solution in a heat situation. The best solution in
this case would be frequent showers and liberal dusting with
cornstarch baby powder. If it is too hot and steamy I would
leave the corset off unless I could be in air conditioning.
Keep me advised.
Forgive me for my bad English, I'm from Sweden sooo.
Hello! my name is Amanda.
I saw you on outsiders( the swedish tv-program) and I was
very surprised when I saw you.
I have always wonder why all this obsession with our bodies
have to exist...I mean, I am very aware of what I wear and
how my hair looks an so on..but I cant see any meaning with
changing my bodie or operate or something like that.
Are you sure that this kind of thing you have done with your
body isnt built on insecurity???
Im well aware of that what you have done cant not be
compared to plasticoperation or something like that. But
isnt the "thinking" (meaning) just on the same??
My personal opinion on how you look with the corset (don't
no if corset is the right word but i hope you understand
what i meant) I think that your waist is WAAAAY to small..
it looks like a character in a comic strip or something near
that...(I dont mean to be mean now) and you seems to be a
very nice and normal person besides that, so it just makes
me wonder..if you know how I mean??
I belive that this is BIG sign that you're out after
attention, and maybe you're well aware of that..but i cant
understand the meaning?
mean, if you want attention why not do something you can
feel proud about so that people look up to you?
I hope you understand that this is not an attack from my
side or that I want to make you feel bad.
Im just a big "thinker", I think very much about
everything:) and all this questions comes up then..
I hope you get the time to read my email and I wish you the
best of luck in everything you do!
Tace care// Amanda
Sorry you feel that way. I'm very comfortable with my body
and receive far more positive comments than negative. I do
not do it for attention and very often wear loose fitting
clothing. We did enjoy working with the Swedes here in the
Q. Hello Cathie!
Your site is wonderful end outstanding.
I do like mature women, and erotic like you are very very
Your poses are hot and erotic.