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.
MAY 2006 - BAHAMAS
I just stumbled across your pictures and had to compliment you on how beautiful you are. Is it possible to get a picture of you naked?
Cathie: Thanks for taking time to write. No, I do not pose naked.
Congrats to you on your magnificent waist & figure. I’m also wondering if you have any Irish relatives as Carthy is most likely an Irish name.
Cathie: Thanks for taking time to write me. I do not have any Irish heritage and would love to visit your country some time. We have been to England any times and have many friends there but have yet to go to Ireland, Scotland or Wales. As an incidental fact, my father went to Medical School at the University of Edinborough.
Just wanted to ask you about a fitting question for my new corset. 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.
Cathie: 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 corsetiers within a 400 mile radius.
Cathie: 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.
Dear Cathie, 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 while laced?
I appreciate any time you put to this query and thank you in advance.
Cathie: 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.