Most of our items are made to measure, which means we will collect specific measurements from you and your item will be custom made to your size. Our custom made corsets have exceptional fit and therefore require a lot of measurements. After you place your order for a corset, submit your measurements here to input them into our system. We can’t begin your order without these!
This page will guide you through taking your measurements. In order to ensure your item is a perfect fit, you’ll need to take these measurements as carefully and accurately as possible. Please note the following guidelines when taking your measurements:
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Your bust is the fullest area of your chest when wearing an unpadded bra, at the level of your nipples.
Your natural waist is the place where your body creases when you bend from side to side, typically slightly above your belly button. Bend from side to side and find the place where your body creases between your rib cage and your hip bone — that’s your waist!
Using a ribbon, rope, string, or piece of elastic, tie one strand around your bust, and another around your natural waist, as shown in the photo to the left. Be sure that each ribbon is parallel to the floor all the way around your body, not drooping or uneven in any places, and perfectly straight all the way around your body.
Apex to Natural Waist at Side: Starting from the level you took your bust measurement from, measure straight down against your body to your natural waist. Be sure you are taking this measurement from the same points you previously measured your bust and natural waist!
DO NOT MEASURE FROM YOUR ARMPIT. This measurement should be less than or equal to the measurement you got for your apex to waist along breast.
Measurement on model: 5 1/4″
*This measurement is often done incorrectly. Average measurements for this should be between 5″-7 1/2″. If your measurement is less than or greater than this, it means you have a short or long torso. If you think that’s not true, recheck the position of your waist elastic/ribbon and check this measurement again.
IMPORTANT! Please make sure to use the same name and email address used at checkout. This will ensure that we are able to find your measurements in our system.
We have years of experience in custom fitting and altering garments to fit people’s unique body types. We have developed a certain set of rules for creating perfectly fitting corsets, and in most cases, our buyers are extremely impressed with how well their corsets fit. We use more points-of-measure than other retailers and we believe this is what makes our fit so exceptional. That being said, there are certain limitations to how precise of a fit we can get without doing an in-person fitting. Please keep this in mind when placing your order.
Please note that custom fit items may have subtle variations in waistline and neckline shapes, as each pattern is crafted uniquely to fit the given measurements. We always do our best to keep custom fit items as close to the original design as possible, but some angles and curves may change in order to create a more perfectly fitting garment for your body.
All made-to-order items are handmade in Portland, Oregon. This means that your item will take some time for us to make — typically between 6-10 weeks, depending on our current order volume.
You can guarantee your processing time by selecting a Priority Processing Upgrade from the drop-down menu.
Please note that the processing time does not include shipping time. For example, an item purchased today with a 4 week processing time will be shipped 4 weeks from today.
Standard size corsets/stays are considered made-to-order unless otherwise noted. For custom fit items, this processing time begins from the time you submit your measurements. Failure to submit your measurements in a timely manner could result in your order being delayed.
Please note that the estimated delivery date is just an estimate. We only have a small team of fairies to help pattern, cut, sew, and ship your order, so sometimes orders can get delayed by a week or two. If you need your order by an exact date, we highly recommend adding Priority Processing to your order.
*Please note that the estimated delivery date will not update on this page, regardless of which Processing option you select.