If your corset is not Lux Tenebrae, we may still be able to help you, and we often carry out repairs when other corset suppliers turn you away. Here is a brief list of our Corset Angel Service for non Lux satin and leather corsets:
Our most common non Lux corset repair: The button has sheared off the busk.
Cause - Not undoing the lacing enough when taking a corset off so when you unbutton the corset, there comes a point when the entire pressure of the corset is on one little button, which eventually will fail. Make sure you loosen the lacing so that the corset is hanging off before unbuttoning.
Fixable? Yes. Replacement busk needed as individual buttons can't be stuck back on. Price starts at £50 plus postage.
Second most common issue: The boning is poking out of the front or back
Cause - Bones made from untreated metal strips with sharp edges, start emerging through the corset within the first couple of wears. The use of rough metal strips as a cheap substitute for corset bones is widespread in imported corsets.
Fixable? Yes. This boning is usually around just the eyelets and down the front, we can peel back the edging and replace with authentic corset boning. Price starts at £40
Third most common problem, eyelets pulling out on the waist.
Cause - not enough stiffening where it's needed allows the eyelets to move and they wriggle free within only a couple of months.
Fixable? Yes. If you've got your corset in with us for servicing we never mind popping the odd eyelet into place free of charge, but it's always worth thinking about having a full eyelet grommit refit. We'll take all the eyelets out with pliers, strengthen the whole area and then re insert new two piece grommets. Price £75
Fourth most common problem, you've changed shape and the corset is now too big or too small.
Fixable? Yes. We can make your corset smaller in many different ways - the easiest is to peel back the top and bottom edging by 6 inches, take out a portion down the middle of the corset, then put it all back together again.
Corset too small? Try our eyelet panel extension to add years of life. £75
Current prices as at May 2015
Replacement busk: regular £50, extra wide £55, spoon busk £75
Replace worn top and bottom edges £50
Insert authentic steel corset bones: to back edge £40, or £60 for front and back.
Eyelet extension panel £75
Straight forward size reduction, £30 - minimum reduction is 2inches/10cms
Refit 1- Replace worn top and bottom edges and entire boning £75
Refit 2 - Back grommet eyelet refit inc new leather, coutil strips and fully eyelet replacement £75
Refit 3 - Replace worn top and bottom edges and entire boning and eyelets £100
Gold service refit 1- Replace worn top and bottom edges, entire boning and steam cleaning £125
Gold service refit 2 - Back grommet eyelet refit inc new leather, coutil strips, full eyelet replacement, steam cleaning£125
Gold service refit 3- Replace worn top and bottom edges and entire boning and eyelets and steam clean £150
Postage £10 UK, £35 International - those steel bones are heavy
Pay by bank transfer, by card over the phone, or email us and we'll set you up an invoice to pay online. Easy.
Email our Corset Repair Angel to determine what's needed to bring your corset back to life.
If you are sending in a corset for repair from outside the UK - this bit is important: please make sure that the parcel is clearly marked "UK CLOTHING RETURN - no commercial value" to avoid any customs problems. Otherwise UK cuctoms will charge a tax bill on the incoming items that we will have to pass onto you.
After evaluating the corset, the cost of repair can will be confirmed by our Corset Repair Angel. Other alterations and enhancements are charged at £30 plus P+P.
Hi Jules, Received it today, you've done a fantastic job! Thank you so much it's just what I wanted. I have a few corsets that are too long in the same way, it's annoying because they fit everywhere else, (what comes of being short ha ha) so I may well be back for more, if that's ok with you. Think the next one I buy I'll get made to measure, though saying that the one you have just done has cost approximately £100 inc alterations which is good. Thanks for the extras and the lightning speed service too, much appreciated. Best wishes
hi jules -
I just wanted to let you know that my corset arrived yesterday and it looks wonderful! thank you so much for your help & excellent customer service.