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.
Fixable? Yes. Replacement busk needed as individual buttons can't be stuck back on. Price starts at £40 plus postage. Make sure you loosen the lacing so that the corset is hanging off before unbuttoning.
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 all the strips with authentic corset boning. Price starts at £30
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 refit. We'll take all the eyelets out with pliers, strengthen the whole area and then re insert new two piece grommets. Price £65
Current prices as at Dec 2013
Steam clean £45
New busk regular £40
New busk extra wide £45
New Spoon busk £60
Replace top and bottom edges £50
Peel back edges and insert authentic corset bones to back edge £30, £50 for front and back.
Replace top and bottom edges and entire boning £65
Back grommet refit inc new leather and coutil strips £65
Postage £10 UK, £35 International - those steel bones are heavy
Email our Corset Repair Angel to determine what's needed to bring your corset back to life.
Simply return your corset to us, postage paid after emailing over your proof of purchase. (Customers outside the UK please also ensure that the parcel is clearly marked "UK CLOTHING RETURN" to avoid any customs problems.)
Please note the cost of repair can only be decided by our Corset Repair Angel after evaluating the corset. Alterations and enhancements are charged at cost 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.