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velvetmad
Beautiful girdles, and fantastic instructions! That red coutil is sizzling!

On the issue of the back of the busk girdle seeming too small, I was wondering if simply placing the powernet panels in the same place as the first girdle wouldn’t solve the entire issue? For one thing, it would double the amount of powernet used in this version of the busk girdle. Also, using the same arrangement of powernet panels as on the first girdle would move the portion of the girdle with ‘give’ closer towards the bum area, allowing for more room and comfort over the laced-in bum. Just a thought.

Outstanding job! Thank you!

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emiliewilkinson
Yes I had the same thought, which is why I suggest experimentation (and make sure to share anything you try so we can see what you come up with!)

My only reservation with using the busk, lacing and mesh is there might end up being too much give. But as I say, definitely something worth further investigation!

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dannyjane
OMG, if there ever was a torture device, it was the commercial girdle. I grew up at the end of their era in the 1950s and was wearing one daily by 1960--I was 12! Hot, sticky, and miserable, with elastic cutting in above and the nylons too small below, causing a thigh spillover of epic proportions. No corset as imagined by the worst of their detractors was ever as horrible a the elastic ARMOR!

I know that if you're going to history-bound and wear vintage-style clothes this monster is as essential as the bullet-bra. That's why I am so grateful to you for making it possible to draft one's own custom-fit version that will circumvent the worst of the girdle's many egregious sins! On behalf of everyone too young to know what they have mercifully avoided, I thank you!

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emiliewilkinson
Hopefully you’ll find this one much better then the torture devices you remember! The busk version isn’t very forgiving, but the mesh variation is surprisingly comfortable... almost like a nice firm hug!
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jema
Lol - sorry I tried to click the thumbs up! I’ve worn many girdles over the years, and so long as they are the right size they are lovely and comfy - and much sexier than Spanx lol
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Jewel
Thank you for all this information!
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jewel60
Thank you for all that work! AND sharing.
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