thebeautyofcorsetcraftsmanship:

(via Ariadne’s Thread)
Another wasp-line, underbust corset by Christine Wickham,  which she had planned in organdy and satin to bring out the sheer/transparent aspect of this design. Wow, if this corset is not screaming “sexy”, then I don’t know what will!A tribute to the hourglass shape and all females with luscious, round hips! 
Christine’s talent and personality will be sorely missed in the corset community. By sharing and posting her design, photos and videos from time to time, we can participate in keeping her spirit alive. 

thebeautyofcorsetcraftsmanship:

(via Ariadne’s Thread)

Another wasp-line, underbust corset by Christine Wickham,  which she had planned in organdy and satin to bring out the sheer/transparent aspect of this design.

Wow, if this corset is not screaming “sexy”, then I don’t know what will!

A tribute to the hourglass shape and all females with luscious, round hips! 

Christine’s talent and personality will be sorely missed in the corset community. By sharing and posting her design, photos and videos from time to time, we can participate in keeping her spirit alive. 

(via lilyliqueur)

miss-martini-corsets:

Great shot of a lacing gaurd/floating modesty panel/suspended modesty panel by Ariadne’s Thread

miss-martini-corsets:

Great shot of a lacing gaurd/floating modesty panel/suspended modesty panel by Ariadne’s Thread

my-ear-trumpet:

retronauthq:

1916: Suffragette on a scooter
“Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.”
Source


Suffragettes keeping it real.

my-ear-trumpet:

retronauthq:

1916: Suffragette on a scooter


“Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.”

Source

Suffragettes keeping it real.

waistening:

aladyandhercorset:

Corsetiere: Purdy Corsetry

links: Facebook | Instagram 

location: New Zealand

Awesome flossing. 

Wow
Gorgeous !!

avacorsetry:

lucy-corsetry:

Christine Wickham: agirlfromdownunder, graphic artist behind Cardinal Graphic Design, corsetiere behind Ariadne’s Thread, promising medical student, weight lifter and genuinely one of the best people I have had the privilege of knowing. She was an immensely talented young woman, incredibly ambitious and productive, always a go-getter in her own endeavours, yet always had time to be there for those who mattered to her most. And she had the incredible ability to make everyone feel like they mattered to her.

Read more here

Sad days

lovelyrats:

Putting in my two cents about Retrofolie!
I literally just got this in so I can’t say a lot preseasoning. But I can tell you already the customer service was fantastic.
Julianne was extremely sweet and patient through the process as we picked out a design, which she combined with another Mucha painting to make it even more glorious. You do have to request double boning, so I sprung for that and made to measure with pattern matching.
She charged nothing extra for the custom print, which turned out BEAUTIFUL. And looking at it up close, I have to say the pattern matching is pretty unbelievable, she matched it down to the tiniest details. She even threw in some really nifty mirror matching in the back for free when the print came out larger than expected.
The corset itself is of good quality construction, I would absolutely not call this double boned version in any way ‘flimsy’. There appears to be three layers, a twill lining and a cotton fashion layer fused to a strength layer. The binding is machine stitched but smooth with no visible stitching on the outside, it also has an underbusk and waist tape, and I don’t find the busk too flexible.
And oh my god is it curvy, I just let her know that I prefer a lot of hipspring and damn did she deliver. She was also very accommodating about my spinal curvature. Because of that this turned out to be one of those rare corsets that actually compresses my stomach without the busk jutting outwards due to my pelvic tilt. My one and only possible complaint would be that there is an unusual curve at the very top of ribcage at the side seam, which has a bit of a ‘dog ear’ effect (I’ve heard a surgeon use that term and it’s the only thing I can think of to describe it). However, that’s only a matter of smoothing the upper sides of those two panels by only a 1/2” or so in the pattern, and doesn’t detract from the corset at all for me. It did come in wrinkly at the waist but I easily steam pressed that out myself and it’s now completely gone as I wear it. The measurements are spot on, and overall I’m blown away at the low price for this kind of quality! Not to mention she got this out to me in only a couple of weeks, her customer service, generosity, and efficiency is refreshing in light of some makers that value baseless criticism above good business management. I’m really REALLY happy I bought this and Retrofolie has my full support!

(via lucy-corsetry)

kathtea:

Christine Wickham aka agirlfromdownunderblog, owner of Ariadne’s Thread and “A Gift For Lucy Corsetry - Bishonenrancher” mastermind, has passed away.
She was 21 going on 22 (same birth year as me) and was on her way to become a doctor.
As much of a cliche it is, she had her whole life ahead of her.
Not only was she intelligent (she was in one of the top tiers for her last exam), she was also a talented seamstress.
She was a selfless person. She had created a fundraiser for our mutual friend, niche Youtuber lucy-corsetry to travel to the UK for the Oxford Conference of Corsetry.
She even secretly obtained measurements of another mutual friend to make a surprise corset for her.
Despite having argued with her once before (it was my fault), she is one to tell it as it is and I realized my mistakes. She was never bitter and never held a grudge. She’s one of the rare few people who understood my mental/emotional struggles and always gave sage advice.
She was one of those people you can imagine ruling the world.
RIP Christine. Rock those corsets in the afterlife

This is fucking awful. Christine was smart, thoughtful, and absurdly talented. I looked up to her so much. I have no words.

kathtea:

Christine Wickham aka agirlfromdownunderblog, owner of Ariadne’s Thread and “A Gift For Lucy Corsetry - Bishonenrancher” mastermind, has passed away.

She was 21 going on 22 (same birth year as me) and was on her way to become a doctor.

As much of a cliche it is, she had her whole life ahead of her.

Not only was she intelligent (she was in one of the top tiers for her last exam), she was also a talented seamstress.

She was a selfless person. She had created a fundraiser for our mutual friend, niche Youtuber lucy-corsetry to travel to the UK for the Oxford Conference of Corsetry.

She even secretly obtained measurements of another mutual friend to make a surprise corset for her.

Despite having argued with her once before (it was my fault), she is one to tell it as it is and I realized my mistakes. She was never bitter and never held a grudge. She’s one of the rare few people who understood my mental/emotional struggles and always gave sage advice.

She was one of those people you can imagine ruling the world.

RIP Christine. Rock those corsets in the afterlife

This is fucking awful. Christine was smart, thoughtful, and absurdly talented. I looked up to her so much. I have no words.

lovelyrats:

retrofolie:

Primrose & Feathers by Alfons Mucha now available !! :) https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/194357290/alfons-mucha-corset-floral-feathers?ref=listing-0 orhttp://www.retrofolie.com/#!product/prd1/2377518291/alfons-mucha

It’s done! I’m so excited to get this, it’s freaking beautiful!

lovelyrats:

retrofolie:

Primrose & Feathers by Alfons Mucha now available !! :)

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/194357290/alfons-mucha-corset-floral-feathers?ref=listing-0
or
http://www.retrofolie.com/#!product/prd1/2377518291/alfons-mucha

It’s done! I’m so excited to get this, it’s freaking beautiful!

(via redheadncorset)

lucy-corsetry:

This is the standard sized Alyssum #underbust #corset from retrofolie Due to a change in my schedule, I will be reviewing this one next week probably. ♡
EDIT: Sorry to the Tumblr/ Twitter folk, as I keep forgetting to share my IG pictures to these platforms as well.

lucy-corsetry:

This is the standard sized Alyssum #underbust #corset from retrofolie
Due to a change in my schedule, I will be reviewing this one next week probably. ♡

EDIT: Sorry to the Tumblr/ Twitter folk, as I keep forgetting to share my IG pictures to these platforms as well.

(via waspthatwaist)

ohhhlulu:

Ooh La La Pin-Up Sew Along Corset, Long-line bra, and next… Panties

ohhhlulu:

Ooh La La Pin-Up Sew Along Corset, Long-line bra, and next… Panties