I guess if you’ve been following my blog for a while you may already know that I have a little bit of scoliosis (though to what degree, I can’t be sure as I never got it measured).
Recently I’ve started experimenting with tape patterns (wrapping tape over a plastic-clad body) and different methods of lacing.
I discovered through the tape pattern that my waist on the right side is about a centimetre shorter than the right, which you will see affects how much surface area the corset covers my body when laced with an even gap despite the busk being centred in the front.
(I also got to create a sexy fetish neck corset pattern) ;D
As for the different method of lacing, I must say that I have no qualms and nothing against the usual crosses and “bunny ears” method. However, these days as I had not been caring for myself lately (working 8+ hours a day, 6 days a week, eating lousy hawker food, etc) my posture had to pay for it and my lower back muscles are terribly stiff. As a result, whenever I attempted to tightlace, the steel bones at the waistline will twist and warp quite badly as the left muscle on my lower back is much “thicker” and overstretched compared to the right one which is underdeveloped and sunken in. Plus, my right hip is significantly higher than the left.
So to prevent twisting the steels, I decided to experiment with different methods of lacing the corset, as inspired by this video of Gabriel Moginot.
Here are some pictures of what I have managed so far:-
Currently I have plans to save up and go for specially fitted corsets by certain corsetieres who specialize in this.
For now, I shall continue experimenting.