I’ll provide links to the other entries so you can get up to speed on this, if you are not.
I received the corset a little over a week ago, but since I’ve been coughing like a barking dog I haven’t felt like compressing my abdomen much at all. Feeling better now.
The points I make about the corset in line with the suggested changes I made to Katie are:
As the corset was advertised on the site as having 22 bones, then I expected that it should. It had 12 in total, plus the busks.
The corset now has a flat bone either side of the busk.
I would have liked to see a wider busk inserted, but with the bones either side, the corset is more stable than it was with the prior boning pattern.
I cannot comment as to whether or not it is filled with glue and that strange white substance used for stiffening however I do recommend that you speak to your dry cleaner about how to treat it whether or not the glue is there.
The finish of the corset is very good. Nothing to say there.
It gives a flattering line. It’s a really popular style amongst the corset wearers of our planet. The “barrel shapes” we are used to looking at are not apparent while wearing one of these corsets. I team it always with a What Katie Did bullet bra in black satin. It is a must in my opinion. :-)
Today I will wear her as outer wear and attempt to record some footage in a public setting.
I’m taking a jump here and saying ALL the corsets that come out of mass production sites have some double sided tape or glue in them somewhere. Most of them do not have stainless steel busks in them, often made from blue steel which is thin and not well finished. It rusts very quickly. Often it will crumble along a “bend line” instead of snapping cleanly. Poor quality. I know about it because I pulled a lot of it out of the corset that contour made for me. Cheap rubbish.
Remember peeps, this is not a training corset, it is a fashion corset, no matter how sturdy its construction and is not intended for long wear. The cut of it is a general cut, and not made to fit me, that’s for sure. However I took the opportunity to work with Katie on this issue and hopefully bring about a good solution.
Y’see, people who complain are actually the most powerful resources a business can have. They are the people who keep them on their toes, and remind them of their own mission statements – often which not removed from the site, even if the quality of the work has taken a down hill turn or they have lost their way. If you are unsatisfied with something – speak to the manufacturer about it. You never know, like Katie they might be very aware of it, but hadn’t figured out what to do about it.
The customer is the best Quality Control Officer a business can have.
If I did this for me only, then it would be a selfish act. But I’m not one of those people anyway. I see the forest and never fixate on only one tree.
Thankfully Katie really cares about her company and the product she is selling. That has never changed and I hope to see continued growth and exposure for her, and her designs.
Have a lovely day