Each bespoke corset is as unique as the person it is made for. Each of our corsets is entirely custom made to measure from the pattern, through to construction and finishing. Everything is hand made in the Starkers Studio in Toronto, Canada. Each custom corset is made with high quality materials, English corsetry coutil, and German steel busks and bones, and techniques I have developed from over 25 years of experience making corsets. With proper care, your corset is made to last.
When you have a bespoke corset made, you are working directly with me in the design process, where we collaborate on designs and details that you would like featured in your corset. Your imagination is the limit!
In Toronto, I carefully measure you for your pattern, or I will instruct you on how to take your measurements yourself. Don’t worry if you’re a novice, I always check them for accuracy. There are 15-35 measurements that go into each corset, depending on style and symmetry.
Your unique pattern is drafted from scratch using each of your measurements – never by re-sizing premade patterns. Each person has a unique bone structure, and a custom drafted pattern is the best way to capture the subtleties of each persons frame.
Your corset fabrics are cut and constructed, and stitched to an inner layer of English coutil, which helps your corset keep its shape, along with the twill waist tape, and lined in a soft cotton lining. The German steel busk is properly reinforced, with an underbusk flap and two ply grommets are applied to the back, with satin ribbon lacing.
Our bespoke corsets now come with a custom monogrammed modesty panel! Have your initials, a special date, or a signature saying hidden on the inside of your corset for only you to see.
If you are in Toronto, you will have at least one in-person fitting with me to be sure the fit and look is perfect. If you are outside of Toronto, the United States, or Europe, we mail you a mock up with your fabric swatches. Your purchase includes as many fittings and alterations that may be needed.
Your corset will be ready within three months of placing your order. If you require it sooner, I do have rush services available to suit your time frame.