Sunday, June 16, 2013

Corset-a-Long: Material Suppliers

Here's a list of places to get the materials we'll be discussing this week:



US Corset Supply Sources

In alphabetical order:

Abraham's Lady - Gettysburg, PA.
www.abrahamslady.com
Steel bones, busks, lacing, fabrics

CorsetMaking.com - Philadelphia, PA.
www.corsetmaking.com
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, grommets, lacing, fabrics, bra supplies, patterns
Unique items such as colored grommets.

Farthingales (ships through Vogue Fabrics Store) - Evanston, IL.
www.farthingalesla.com
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, grommets, lacing, fabrics, patterns, beginner kits
Unique items such as brass busks, diamond busks, wide and spoon busks.

Fitting room - Seattle, WA.
www.fittingroomcorsets.com
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, grommets, lacing

Grannd Garb Corset Supplies - South River NJ.
www.granndcompanies.com
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, lacing, fabrics, patterns

King and Company - New York, NY.
www.etsy.com/shop/KingAndCompany
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, grommets, lacing, fabrics, patterns

Lacis - Berkeley, CA.
www.lacis.com
Busks, grommets, fabrics, patterns

Richard the Thread - Culver City, CA.
www.richardthethread.com
Steel bones, spiral bones, busks, grommets, lacing, fabrics, patterns, bra making, garter making, underwires, powernet, etc.

SewSassy - Huntsville, AL.
www.sewsassy.com
Bra supplies, garter supplies, fabrics

Tutu.com - Charlotte, NC.
tutu.com
Spiral bones, fabrics

Access this entire list with hyperlinks and personal recommendations at corsetmakers.livejournal.com/1968808.html.  There are also other threads with non-us sources.

 

For fashion fabrics, my favorite silks are from Pure Silks and Renaissance Fabrics.  I get a lot of dupioni from Silk Baron and Fabric.com.  I buy linen from Fabrics Store.   I often get other utility fabrics from JoAnn's.  Just be sure to look up recommendations for wherever you buy, there are some crappy places out there.  Share your recommendations and favorite places in the comments!