CREATIVE CORSETRY for ROMANTASY BY
We work exclusively with senior corsetiere,
Sheri, because 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.
First, prepare your basic measurements for the style you
desire (either underbust, or overbust) using as a guide
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 our client Victory Lamour's
informative blog showing some of her custom corsets produced by
For dedicated waist-training purposes we recommend an
underbust style corset (either Victorian or long-line
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
underbust style may be 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,
although you will likely reserve more showy
embellishments such as feathers and rhinestones for a
more fashion-forward corset.
Sheri can produce both under and overbust style corsets
for all figure sizes and shapes, with many examples
viewed on her photo gallery page (see link below) 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
ballgown skirts that are cartridge-pleated for
maximum fullness, often utilizing eight yards of fabric!
Long experience in the field benefits appreciative
clients with Sheri's always spot-on advice.
See Sheri's 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...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)