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16 May 2005 @ 02:56 pm
Boys in corsets  

I love boys in corsets and I had the pleasure of making a black cincher for a client. I had bought some ballistic nylon that I thought would make a cool, industrial looking corset and he fell in love with the fabric. It is basically what those black, stiff suitcases are made out of. Unfortunately, because of the plastic coating it has, it was one of the most difficult corsets I've ever made. I broke numerous needles and almost broke my home machine. I have an industrial that I should have used, but it isn't working too well at the moment. The fabric wouldn't take a crease or iron at all. It would ignore my iron up to a point and then all of a sudden start melting. So, the boning casings and the binding were a serious challenge. I ended up sewing a piece of the nylon to a piece of the coutil essentially making a tube. I then turned it right-side out and stitched it down. I had to do each one 2 or 3 times to get it to look right. The binding fought me as well. The only thing that helped was ironing it so it became soft and supple, just before it melted and then pinning it really quickly before it regained it's original shape.

I am so happy with the way it finally turned out and much more proud of it than all the easy corsets I've just whipped out in the past. The only thing that bothers me is that it looks just like any ol' black cincher - nothing super special. I just have to keep reminding myself - I learned a lot on this one and my client is happy so it was all worth it.

Here's a few pics:


Photos by the talented Ruby Rieke

King of Prussia: meowwilson_lizard on May 17th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Love it. Especially with the kilt.

It's so funny, just last week I picked up a thrift-store corset, probably something from Fredricks or something.. I was mostly interested in the construction. Anyway, it turned out to fit my boy nicely, and looks smashing with his kilt. Something in the air, I guess. ;D
Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The rest of the outfit was his. I love dressing my boy up too!
mrpet: stripeymrpet on May 17th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
looks great!

I made a corset recently out of some industrial 'fabric' I thought it would be a great idea to use this wiring cover which is basically a chinese finger trap as bias binding. It was like a really thick tubular horsehair braid that wouldn't behave to save its life. It turned out great but there was a lot of swearing.

Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
oooh That sounds super cool! I'd love to see pics of it. Now I'm tempted ...
mrpet: blacklightmrpet on May 17th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
The pictures are going to be shown at Boston's Fetish Fair Flea Market this summer. I have some pics of it wrapped around a pillow and a friend who tried it on for me. I need to get them cleaned up and uploaded to my server.
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Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
justtobeme2justtobeme2 on May 17th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
The pictures wouldn't come through for me! Wahhhhhh
justtobeme2justtobeme2 on May 17th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Ok I changed browsers and got to see them. That's not at all what I expected! LOL.....just what or where does a guy in a corset go or what does he do?He is much more many in that corset than I expected. Call me old fogey I guess I prefer my men in traditional modes of dress, give me a marine or military uniform and I am slobbering...Oh do get to show off my new corset to my most handsome puerto rican coast guard this weekend at bike week in myrtle beach, SC.
Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
He is going to wear it to fetish events and for shows (he's in some sort of loud band). I'm sure he'll probably be wearing it for his girl too. ;)
justtobeme2justtobeme2 on May 17th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
You made me giggle with your "some kind of loud band" comment...I guess that would be fitting. I am more into the salsa type and I don't think that'd fly in that scene....lol.....in one way it looks a little cowboyish...perhaps it's the hat though...lol.....thanks that makes sense now...I half thought I might be seeing him shopping in walmart....what I will say is the photographer is awesome!!!!!!
Mornamatherith on May 17th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
It looks great on him! I've always wanted to see more pictures of men in corsets. They seem so rare! Good job :)
Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
I know, he looks great! I love seeing boys in corsets. If you want to see a few more, check out my site: http://www.lustdesigns.com There are a few of my cute hubby in the corsets & costumes section.
Sarahganainm on May 17th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
Nice! My husband would love this.
Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
Glad you like!
hissykitties on May 17th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
Beautiful work on the corset and the photography. He looks great!
Pennysissystck on May 17th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Ruby is an amazing photographer - These are from a shoot we did on Saturday of all my new designs. It was hard to pick which ones to show!
hissykitties on May 17th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure! All of your work (or at least the stuff that is on your website that I can see) is stunning.
大気光taiki on May 19th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC)
That's awesome.

I have a few bad photos of me in my corset, but, they're not as good as they should be >_>