CREATIVE CORSETRY for ROMANTASY BY
We now work exclusively with our senior corsetiere,
of her superb fit, comfort, and quality in custom
corsetry. You may visit her studio in Oakland, CA to be
measured (or for a muslin interim-corset fitting), or submit
measurements by email or mail.
Please prepare measurements using as a guide only, our
Measurement Form and images on that page. Name the measurement
you are taking and then list the average number you derive when
you measure. Then email us for a direct referral to Sheri.
Sheri will guide you
to the final decisions on proper style, fit, embellishments, and fabric, and will
give you pricing and production timing.
"The corset arrived and is a beautiful fit.
Wonderful work. Thank you! This is the best fit yet
from our patterning. Thank you. I'm just starting
to season it now, but the laces are lovely and straight
at the back and the shape is beautiful." Ms. T
(former 2016 coaching program student; 1/4/17)
Check out Victory Lamour's
informative blog showing some of her corsets by
For dedicated waist-training purposes we recommend an
underbust style corset(either Victorian or
Edwardian). Of all the corset styles, these two are the most
comfortable styles, allowing
for maximum body flexibility and breathing capacity
as you build
up to long hours of continuous wear. Of course, any
a "work horse" corset constructed in plain cotton
or coutil, or it can be a bit more decorative. A
cotton corset will
become more artistic with a cute, patterned braid trim (an
ivory cotton corset trimmed in red and green striped cotton is
pictured on our home page),
or you may choose
a lovely cotton-backed satin ("CBS" is the strongest satin on the market,
with European CBS satins being of highest durability). Sheri
also works in coutil which some believe provide the sturdiest
corset over time.
Some functional corsets can also be subtly embellished,
you will likely reserve more showy embellishments such as
feathers and rhinestones for a more fashion-forward
Sheri can produce both under and overbust style corsets for
all figure sizes and shapes, with
many examples viewed on our portal page and also below.
She has a special flair for the dramatic and the
artistic, such as her Octocorset and Russian Princess
corsets pictured here.
She specializes in working with
unusual patterned and metallic leathers and PVC. Please inquire
about wedding corset ensembles as well. For a more
"Southern Belle" image to go with your corset, consider
skirts that are cartridge-pleated for maximum
utilizing eight yards of fabric!
Long experience in the field benefits appreciative
clients with Sheri's always spot-on advice.
ROMANTASY photo gallery.
- "I love wearing my new pink corset and
I'm following the rules. Wore it successfully today,
I even cinched it up myself. Please add me to your
email list - I'm a serious waist trainer.
With Joy!" Stephanie L. (10/28/13)
- "I received my Sheri corset last week. It was
wrapped so artistically that I was almost hesitant to
open it--almost. When I did open it, I was not only
astounded by it's incredible beauty, but also shocked to
realize how small it was, and that my waist is really
that short! The fabric is gorgeous, and it is readily
apparent how much skill and care went into the crafting
of this garment." Angela (1/27/11)
- "Ann and her corset-makers and
seamstresses do exquisite work. Ann was especially
great when planning my wedding outfit. Her wedding
consultations are worth every penny, and I highly
recommend that service. She helped me choose Sheri to
make the perfect corset, skirt, gloves, etc. The results
were just wonderful- everyone was amazed by my wedding
ensemble!" Nicole (Yelp review; Sept. 2010)
- "I received my new navy and magenta silk
Sheri corset and it is beautiful!"
- "I picked up my corset on 12/26. Wow!!! It is
Beautiful!!!! Sheri did a absolutely wonderful job!!!
- "First off I wish to express how happy I am
with the custom corset created for me by Sheri.
It not only looks beautiful but seems quite durable and
sturdy for many years of use." Jennifer (11/29/07)
- "OMG! It's absolutely
beautiful!! I couldn't stop touching my new corset and am very,
VERY impressed on how well made it feels and looks.
Definitely a quality piece of work. I am very excited
to start learning how to put it on and wear it, but
will obediently read your words before trying. Please pass on my
grateful admiration to Sheri, as she did a spectacular job. I will definitely
give you progress reports as I slowly start my training.
Warmly and enthusiastically yours." Susan V. (6/13/07)