It’s Been 10 years! At the risk of sounding trite, it does seem like yesterday that we started this experiment – for that is how the Fitting Room started – as an experiment to see if I could control the amount and type of work I do by concentrating on – Corsets! Could there be enough call for custom corsetry to keep a business running? Well, I’m happy to say, yes there is!
I’m always amazed by the fabulous ideas that you bring to me. It is fascinating work, and suits me well. I’m still very inspired and expect to continue on for the next 10 yrs.
This has been a great year for travel. I have just had a three week vacation on the east coast, visiting NYC ( oh! the gothic fashion display at FIT.), Cape May New Jersey where we participated in the Victorian Week festival, and Newport RI to visit the “cottages”. These are fabulous back drops to display our Victorian costumes – It is always a joy to “dress the part” and enjoy history on a very personal level.
Changes – As you have discovered, the Fitting Room web page has a new home (Fittingroomcorsets.com) . I have to confess that I tend to neglect my web page – I don’t get around to updates very often, as I’d rather be sewing and creating fabulous corsets. Now my new web site will have a ‘blog’ where I can post more often. I plan to keep to the subject of corsets and corset making, and post corset making tips, photos, and advice. I really want to share what I have learned during 40 yrs (well, I started very young) as a seamstress and designer. Part of our mission here at the Fitting Room has always been to share knowledge. Corset making is a very small community. I have benefitted from others who have shared their knowledge and I feel compelled to pass along the knowledge.
So look for my ‘blog’, and I’ll try my best not to use it for cheep therapy. Although, I cannot guarantee that there will not be a ‘rant’ now and then!
Welcome to the next ten years of the Fitting Room – Look for the web changes, and checkout our new sale items. Send us your orders for fabulous custom corsets, and thank you for all your support!
Marie Cooley – Corsetiere