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corset supply suggestions?

I got my second corset toile made and everything looks great so I figured out what I needed boning wise. That is when things got hard again.

So shipping prices from Corsetmaking.com and Farthingales Canada put me way over budget. Not acceptable right now. Vogue Fabrics (whom I've have a good experience with in the past) has the right price on shipping but their website is being a pain. It is slower than molasses and crashes every time I try to put a busk in my shopping cart. Moo. I'm going to try again in the morning and see if it's just an internet hiccup but I'm thinking I might have to find another option.

So any great suggestion on where to by some boning and a busk without having to overpay in shipping? I found Dragontown Corset Supplies in a Google search - they have low shipping and cheaper prices than Vogue Fabrics. Has anyone ever ordered from them?

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gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: October 30th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC) (link)
I've ordered the 1/4" pre-cut boning from Dragontown. The shipping is a bit slow, but other than that I had no problems!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 30th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC) (link)
Awesome - thanks for letting me know!
redthreaded From: redthreaded Date: October 30th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (link)
I used to order from Greenberg and Hammer, but they just closed :( Try looking through the memories of the http://community.livejournal.com/corsetmakers/ corsetmaker's group, they have lots of info on supplies.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 30th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC) (link)
I know, it's such a bummer! I used to get all my millery supplies from them - sadness! It's pretty sad most of the places on the LJ corsetmakers list either don't carry corset supplies anymore or don't exist anymore. Not a good sign...
redthreaded From: redthreaded Date: October 30th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, really not a good sign. It's odd though, because it does seem like corsetry is becoming MORE popular rather than less. But I suppose overall sales are down for most of these supplies, considering the economy.

The best place I've found for millinery supplies so far is Hats by Leko http://www.hatsupply.com/ . Their shipping calculator is screwy so it looks like shipping is REALLY expensive if you're ordering buckram by the yard instead of the bolt (I think it counts each yard as a new bolt), but the actual shipping charges were not bad. They have the best prices on millinery wire that I can find online.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 30th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that is very good to know - thanks!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 30th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC) (link)
I buy all of my corset supplies from 'Lost Coast Historical Patterns', from boning to busks, and I have always been treated to good prices and quick shipping.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 30th, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Sadly they don't have the size busk I need...
my_stitching From: my_stitching Date: October 30th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC) (link)
I've ordered from Dragontown and they were great. And shipping was fast even though it had to go through the apo system to get to me in England. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 30th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Good to know - thanks!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: October 31st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC) (link)
The toile looks great!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: November 1st, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! So much more comfortable than the one I had to wear with the fire on Saturday - I'll be SO glad to have a properly fitted Victorian corset to my name!
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