OC Corsets: Beautiful on the Outside
Durable on the Inside
Hello OC Blog Readers! I had an opportunity to do a little exploratory surgery on one of our CS-511 Overbust corsets and thought how wonderful it would be to share with our readers/viewers what goes into an Orchard Corset double steel boned corset.
We have often highlighted our shimmering high strength satin outer layer and our sturdy cotton inner layer. But did you know there is more to this corset than meets the eye? In addition to the layers you can see, there are layers embedded in the corset for additional strength and support. The first panel on either side of the split busk has a white layer of fabric the satin is fused to, which helps keep the satin smoother where the busk connects.
There is also a gray fabric layer sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics that runs through the entire corset. The boning channels have several additional layers of cotton, satin and polyester for reinforcement. Here you also see the difference between the spiral and flat steel boning. What we don’t show you in the video is the layer of waist tape ribbon. This runs around the smallest part of the corset where you would pull to cinch for added strength and support. Don’t miss the video that accompanies this blog for an even better look!