Day 7 & Day 8: GODDAMNIT I’M BUSY

Sorry for the lack of updates.

I’ve been trying to complete my client’s corset before I leave for my trip to Singapore because from the 13th onwards, I am going to be ridiculously busy.

13th -15th I’ll be modelling in Singapore.
17th – 24th I’ll be in Kuala Lumpur for a convention.
28th is the grandfather’s 100th birthday dinner and my cousin’s baby’s Minnie Mouse themed birthday party.
1st of January will be my 22nd birthday party and my parents want to spend some quality time with me at our favourite Italian gourmet restaurant.

I revived the blog thinking I would have time to update this daily.

But in reality, that’s too time-consuming for me.

I won’t be abandoning the blog but instead of daily updates, I’ll be making this every other day or weekly (when I am away).

I do have some progress pictures on my PC. I managed to get extremely tiny squished waists, which makes me happy πŸ™‚

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Click the image for a clearer view!
I can manage a squished waist of 25″ and even 24″ with just a measuring tape!

Day 6: How uneventful

Not much anecdotes to share for today really.

After all I woke up at 3pm (like a champ, not!) while corseted in my Josephine overnight, which means definitely way past 12 hours of waist training.

I had my “breakfast” (which was leftover cake from last night, hey, don’t judge me, my sis read that it’s okay to have something sweet to start off the day to curb cravings later on) and then helped my dad flavour (and kind of “fix”) a stew he had cooked up. I think he attempted to wake me up at around 1pm but I must have fallen back to sleep.

Fun fact: My family uses my palate to flavour things they cook up, apparently I know how to make things taste better. πŸ˜›

I had my Josephine on for most of whatever was left of the day and took it off later in the evening.

Most of my day consisted of getting my client’s corset done.

Curves! Hipspring! I am a happy camper πŸ˜„

Notice I didn’t put up a picture of myself in the Josephine. I feel that there’s going to be little progress in the images since I have it closed or nearly closed most of the time now.

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I’ve put this on from 11pm to 12am with a wider gap since I didn’t want it to turn crooked.

I’m going to being changing into the Josephine again right after this.

That’s all for Day 6!

Day 5: Crepe Cake & Peri-Peri Chicken

It’s my dad’s 60th birthday and I decided not to be a total party pooper to wear a corset to a scrumptious dinner.

But nevertheless I did train earlier in the day!

As usual, I wake up in my Josephine, go out and have breakfast it in. Though I made the grave mistake of wearing it with an underwire bra so now my sternum is aching…

Later when I am home, an hour in the C&S pipestem.

The lacing gap enrages me lol

The lacing gap enrages me.

And something else for a change!

This corset was bespoke and fitted with a mock-up. It fits to my asymmetry thus the straight gap in the back.

This corset was bespoke and fitted with a mock-up. It fits to my asymmetry thus the straight gap in the back.

I decided to use my Sparklewren to waist train a little as it is an extreme hourglass. In the past, using this for training is a little tough as it obviously can’t be hidden under clothing due to the spiky embellishment. But now that I work from home, this is no longer an issue!

I’m hoping to invest in a few moreΒ  corsets in the coming months, hopefully I could stabilize my finances (I’ve applied for a writing job online) in time to do so.

Otherwise I may end up making my own from leftover materials from working with clients.

Which isn’t a bad thing.

Anyhow, I leave you with a picture I took of my parents:

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(Belated) Day 4: I’m so tired! But accomplished?

I spent of yesterday (Day 4) corseted in my Josephine with a 1.5″-2″ gap as I spent most of the morning/noon sewing 25% of a client’s corset.

This was right before bed on the night of Day 3.

This was right before bed on the night of Day 3.

I forgot to eat my lunch and my work productivity started to cease. For a moment, I thought I was just caught up with the blog but the fact that I did not upload this post in a timely manner says otherwise.

My ribs get a little sore after very long periods of corseting (but not painful, more like workout tiredness, which doesn’t hurt you) so what I’ll do in between changing these corsets is rub and massage my torso, back and ribs with my knuckles.

I did another tight measure at my waistline before putting on my next corset.

25.5" squished waist! YAY!

25.5″ squished waist! YAY!

Then came the time to season the C&S pipestem in the evening. Normally an hour in the pipestem feels best for me, loosening it over time.

The lacing gap looks decent this time around.

The lacing gap looks decent this time around. Still not perfect though. Please ignore the goofy face.

After the hour was up, I switched over to my green taffeta cincher by Fiorella Corsetry.

As I mentioned earlier, my ribs were a bit sore so I didn't lace up as tight as usual. Thus, the \  / gap.

As I mentioned earlier, my ribs were a bit sore so I didn’t lace up as tight as usual. Thus, the \ / gap.

And to finish things off, I went to sleep in the Josephine again, almost completely shut.

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Seriously, this is one of the few off-the-racks that fit me so well! I hope to get myself some more standard sized pieces from Isabella Corsetry!

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Day 3 (night): Nothing To See Here Folks…

It’s a really cold and rainy day.

Headed out with the family: I’m wearing my bugs/insects dress as a liner (see the sleeves peeking out) and then stealthing my Josephine (laced tightly shut) under this vintage dress. Yes, it’s that cold here.

I was fully laced most of the evening, had loosened it up before dinner (nasi lemak~<3) but by the time I was home and ready to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I had to take the corset off and give myself an hour or so of rest.

After all, I’d be sleeping and having breakfast (tomorrow, obviously) while corseted anyway.

So yeah.

Good night and a follow-up to come!

Day 3 (morn/noon update): Food & Fitness

Once again I had the Josephine on for 12-13 hours, including sleep time. After taking it off, I decided to measure my waist around the floating ribs again.

This was after brunch, which I ate while corseted in the Josephine ;P

This was after brunch (Cheerios & milk! Mmm!), which I ate while corseted in the Josephine πŸ˜‰ My scoliosis is rather obvious here.

 

Nearly 26"! This makes me happy!

Nearly 26″! This makes me happy!

I had a shower and got myself into the pipestem.

I'm rather annoyed that the lacing tightens up at the underbust. This wouldn't have been an issue if I had it laced in the "inverted bunny ears", however, I was advised by C&S to leave the lacing as they had sent it.

I’m rather annoyed that the lacing gap refuses to straighten. This wouldn’t have been an issue if I had it laced in the “inverted bunny ears”, however, I was advised by C&S to leave the lacing as they had sent it.

I’m planning to do some pilates at around 4pm or 5pm once I remove the pipestem (it’s still seasoning).

More updates later tonight!