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Canadian Corsetry

Posted by Lee A. Farruga on June 16, 2012 at 7:05 AM

One of the things I am known for is my love of a beautiful corset.  The first corset I bought was a black leather corset from a "specialty shop". While I still like and wear it, my off the rack corset does not compare to my handmade ones. I currently have two handmade corsets. The first custom made for me by Shameless Fashion is my octopus corset.

Shameless Fashion is the creative genius of Robin Dostaler of Ottawa, Ontario.  I was very lucky to find such a wonderful corset maker in my own town.  Trust me, there is nothing better than having a talented creator close by for proper consultation and fittings.  My two custom corsets are incredibly comfortable...and beautiful.

Here is my expedition corset, also by Shameless Fashion.

There are many fabulous corset makers across Canada.  We recently put out a call asking them to come forward and be celebrated. So without further ado....

For Sue McCaskill of Victoria, BC corsetry kind of followed because she has been making costumes of one kind or another for 50 odd years! Her daughter wanted a corset, "so I kind of jumped in with both feet".   She makes mostly underbusts, but she has done some overbust corsets as well. She also makes historically accurate costumes and corsets that fit the Victorian era.

You can find her at Goth Girl Fashions


Next we have two lovely corset makers I met very recently at Anime North in Toronto.  Angela Turner and Megan Sawyer make up the design team that is Absynthetika. They are a fairly new company located in Toronto, Ontario. They not only make custom corsets, but do repairs as well.  Theirs is the first website I have seen that specifically states they do repairs.  I think more corset makers should advertise this, as I'm sure there are many ladies out there who could use a little adjustment or repair to their favourite corset.


(Ok I admit I did not add the Little Red Riding hood photo just for the lovely corset)

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Felix & Kitty hand-make each of their unique corsets themselves, using over 100 different original patterns for different figures. Every corset is made to fit a unique body shape whether you are 4'8" or 6'9", long-waisted or short-waisted, straight-backed or swaybacked, size 0 or 28, wide-hipped or narrow-hipped, or have A-cups or H-cups.

Felix & Kitty started making corsets because they couldn't find sturdy, well-made ones which fit unusual figures and sizes.  Their corsets have boning that won't kink and will hold up the fullest of bosoms, and are specifically cut to never restrict your breathing or hurt your back.  A lot of people who find "Victorian" corsets too uncomfortable to wear say that Felix & Kitty's corsets feel better than nothing at all.

The best way to shop is to find them at an event.   Their website is currently being updated and a full web store will soon be available.  However, if you would like a corset, please email them at for a detailed consultation.


Last, but most certainly not least in our Canadian Corsetry celebration is a lovely lady and fantastic corset maker I was lucky enough to meet the one time I was able to get to Victoria BC.  Lace Embrace Atelier is a specialized corset maker. Lace Embrace corsets have been featured in film (Sucker Punch) and television (Once Upon a Time). All of their corsets are patterned from original antique corsets belonging to the private collection of owner/designer Melanie Talkington. She creates a comfortable garment with elegant waist shaping. Melanie is currently working towards building an Antique Corset Museum to display her growing collection.




Believe me, quality, beauty, personalized design, and especially comfort, make a custom made corset worth every penny!  For anyone who would like to try their hand at making their own, our lovely member Kyla Richards brought to my attention a link to a supply shop for corsetry.

(There are sure to be many more fantastic corset makers in Canada who missed our call out. If you are reading this, please feel free to add something about yourself in the comments, we'd love to meet more Canadian corset makers)


After this article was posted, I had the pleasure to meet the lovely ladies of Victoria Wilson Corsets at Steam on Queen.  At the time, they hadn't known about the call out.  Their corsets, spats and accessories were so fantastic I decided to add them to our list here:

Victoria Wilson Corsets is located on Bloor Street in Toronto, Ontario. Ms. Wilson started making corsets in 2009 after completing a professional program in Hamilton on custom lingerie making, and she has been doing ready made and custom corsetry since. Right now she is specializing in gothic and steampunk corsetry, and is just starting to branch into bridal, fetish and glamour.


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Reply LadyJ
9:52 PM on June 28, 2012 
I have been trying to find a corset source that doesn't break my bank (I won't say unreasonable, as they take time to make and the fabrics are pricey, so I get the price tag). I AM SO HAPPY!!! Thanks Lee Ann!!
9:25 AM on February 11, 2013 

Manufacturers & Exporters

Khadim Ali Road, Mubarakpura,

Sialkot 51310, Pakistan

Tele & Fax: +92-52-3551588 E-Mail :


Dear Sirs/Madam

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Reply Abdul Wasay
6:50 AM on February 10, 2014 
Hi there,

We're the trader & exporter of all kind of leather products and accessories from Sialkot Pakistan. We deal in small quantity order. Our specialty is leather Jackets, Motor Bike Jackets, Club Wear, Corsets, Bondage, Fashion Gloves & Leather Pants.

If you're interested to trade with us, please contact on given numbers or e-mail us. Please revert if you've any query.

Abdul Wasay
Linkers International
Near Ahl-e-Hadith Eid Gah
Shahab Prua
Ph: 0092-52-3560699
Mob: 0092-322-860-9944
Reply Abdul Wasay
6:51 AM on February 10, 2014 
Hi there,

We're the trader & exporter of all kind of leather products and accessories from Sialkot Pakistan. We deal in small quantity order. Our specialty is leather Jackets, Motor Bike Jackets, Club Wear, Corsets, Bondage, Fashion Gloves & Leather Pants.

If you're interested to trade with us, please contact on given numbers or e-mail us. Please revert if you've any query.

Abdul Wasay
Linkers International
Near Ahl-e-Hadith Eid Gah
Shahab Prua
Ph: 0092-52-3560699
Mob: 0092-322-860-9944
Reply Ramzan
3:45 PM on June 10, 2014 
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With Best Regards
Mr Ramzan
Sialkot-51310, Pakistan
Reply Sara
11:45 PM on August 14, 2014 

Do you know where in Victoria, BC I could find a corset? I am new at this so have no idea where to begin!

Thank you and GREAT website!

Reply m jani
1:37 PM on August 27, 2014 
we are export corsets we want to work with your company ?
Reply Danish Abrar
2:39 AM on January 20, 2018 
Hi !
This Is Danish Abrar And i Am Corsets Manufacturer Base From Pakistan.
Offices Also Present in USA/NY And Canada/ON .
We are professional Corsets supplier, dealing with wholesale business, hope to cooperate with you.
We take this opportunity to introduce our company COSH International as leading Manufacturer and Exporter of Quality Leather and PVC Fetish, BDSM and Club wears, Tops, Busters, Thongs, Corsets, And Metal Steel Toys
We are making corsets in leather, satin, brocade, Velvet and PVC (PU)
More Information is as following:
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2.Price: We always take just minor profit that is why everyone is satisfied from us.
We hope you and your staff like our prices. please send us your order along with your instructions.
3. MOQ: We will accept minimum order quantity 5 pcs of each size of the corset style. (No such requirement for the first order).
4. Usually, we don't offer free samples, we only send you samples at cost for your approval and possible business order,
And here is more information of our corporation..
1 Freight: send by DHL, UPS, FedEx and other international express, getting preferential freight.
2.Delivery period: We will send your order within 1 to 2 weeks time. door to door delivery.
3.Payment: We accept Paypal, T/T, Western union and Money Gram.
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We would like to establish a good & long term business relationship with your company Please do not hesitate to contact us. If you require further information or have any type of query, please contact us. We look forward to hear from you soon.
Best regards
Danish Abrar.
COSH INTERNATIONAL- Salamat Pura,Airport Road Sialkot-51310, PAKISTAN
P # +92 52-4350600
M # +92-336-6113737
2:49 AM on January 20, 2018 
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