Corset Potpourri

Orchard Corset Spring Blogger Invitational 2014

Lucy’s Corsetry, The Lingerie Addict, The Corset Authority & Strait-Laced Dame

Together at Orchard Corset Headquarters

Hello OC Blog Readers! We are excited and honored to once again play host to some of premiere authorities on corsets and waist training. Lucy from Invigorator_corsets1893Lucy’s Corsetry is returning along with some amazing new faces: Cora aka The Lingerie Addict, Brandy (Miss Miasma) and Scarlet from The Corset Authority, and Heidi aka The Straight Laced Dame (and guest moderator for The Corset Authority). We are honored and thrilled to welcome this beautiful bevy of wisdom and talent to Orchard Corset Headquarters in Wenatchee!

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Most of our readers are quite familiar with the lovely Miss Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry. In her own words “I’m a long-haired, piano-playing, corset-loving, health-obsessed nerd.” Lucy studied biochemistry in her undergrad and worked in a microbiology lab for several years, and she loves to combine her knowledge in health sciences with corsetry. Lucy plans to one day go back to school for degrees in dietetics and nutrition and then naturopathic medicine. Her Informational and instructional videos have over 11 million views-and over 40,000 subscribers! And if that isn’t enough, she is also one of the sweetest, caring people I know! We feel blessed to have such a great relationship with Lucy and appreciate how generous she is with her knowledge.


I had the great pleasure of meeting Cora, aka The Lingerie Addict, a few weeks ago when she popped over the mountains to visit our warehouse. Cora founded The Lingerie Addict in a tiny studio apartment in 2008, and it has since grown to become one of the most popular lingerie blog in the world with over 200,000 visitors per month, over 100,000 social media followers, and mentions on the websites for Vogue Italia, CNN, Fox News, Time, and Today. Cora currently resides in the Seattle area with her husband Nick, and when she’s not blogging about lingerie, she’s a passionate advocate social justice issues. The mantra of The Lingerie Addict is “lingerie for who you are,” no matter your size, shape, age, ethnicity, or sexuality.

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Heidi, aka “Strait-Laced Dame” and guest moderator of The Corset Authority, is a young career woman in the infrastructure industry. She has made her mark in the online corset community as an example of how one can incorporate corsetry into daily life and professional wear. As an advocate for personal physical fitness, she also seeks to demonstrate how to maintain strength and endurance while pursuing a corseted lifestyle.

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Brandy aka  “Miss Miasma”, along with Scarlet, is one of the two original moderators for The Corset Authority.  In addition to the design and layout of their site, Brandy’s work ensures the blog has a continuous stream of fresh content. She has been wearing corsets since she was 19 (4 years), but does not consider herself a waist trainer. I am especially excited to meet Brandy because I hear she has a degree in and passion for baking and pastry!

Dani aka Scarlet

Scarlet is the primary moderator and co-founder of The Corset Authority.  She has been waist training for 6 years and she is currently training for the world record for smallest waist!  In addition to her role on The Corset Authority, Scarlet is also sole moderator of the Facebook group The Scarlet Court, a heavily modded corset community group with a heavy stress of safe space and a sense of belonging. When she isn’t busy moderating or studying (did I mention she is also a student), Scarlet is the sole proprietor for L’amour-Propre, a hand-made brand focusing on making made to measure outfits for corseted waists with a focus on historical costuming and vintage reproduction. This year she will be moving into making full corsets and launching a bespoke line by 2015.

Once again Orchard Corset will host a round table discussion with all 5 of these women and will provide them full access to our warehouse and team. We have another brilliant photo shoot planned (“Hollywood Red Carpet”)-we will make sure to post a few BTS pics. And just time to share and learn with other industry exports with a passion for individuality and promoting confidence and acceptance for everybody. The week will culminate in Seattle at Old School Pin Ups for a Meet and Greet with Lucy and Cora.



I have been with Orchard Corset since June of 2012 and what a journey it has been! I've gone from complete newbie to Marketing Director to Chief Operations Officer and I've learned more about corsets, corseting, shapewear, social media and myself than I would have ever thought possible. I have really enjoyed the journey and we at Orchard Corset are dedicated to providing a wealth of information for new and seasoned corseters alike.


  • Rose M

    I fully seasoned my cs 426 and as I was lacing down today the boning by the gromets at the botom broke through. Ive only just finished seasoning it.! I was wondering what you would recomend for mending it.

  • Nata

    My measurements are 5″6 tall
    140 lbs
    More firm than squishy
    Bust 36 ddd
    Waist 28
    Hips 36
    I can wear 11 inches long comfortably from under bust .
    I’ve never waist trained . I want to get down to 18 corsets . Where should I start ?

  • Rose

    I wear my 411 to flatten my tummy and it works very well for that. Shapewear just tends to make me look bulbous and pregnant. One big problem I’m having with the corset is that all my squish comes out the top which looks like I have two sets of breasts in front and one in the back. I wanted a corset to look secretly slimmer, but since the corset is VERY bulky, it shows under my clothes, and even when I wear it loose enough to have a huge gap in front, I still have the flab hanging over the corset in the back. I will try wearing it at night and see if my shape improves a bit.

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Rose,

      That is a good option. We also have a Vedette product that can help with that…the 941. The 426 rides high and eliminates that but everyone can wear it. We hope to develop a hybrid of the 411 and the 426.

  • Vision

    Have anyone had any experiences with the longline waist trainer rolling up or poking in your skin when you sits down? What’s the amonut of hours recommended for it to be wormed to help flatten the tummy?
    Which corset works best if you have the stomach over hang at he lower part of your stomach (sits in your lap)?

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Vision,

      Corsets are designed to create an hourglass shape-not flatten the tummy. You might do better with strong compression shapeweaer like that from Vedette or Rago.

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