Monday, 16 November 2015

How to Wear Your Retro Style Highwaist Garter Belt

From time to time I receive a message regarding the sizing and length of the straps on my garter belts, for example:
"I purchased the medium, but the elastic is very tight and cuts into my skin even at the widest setting, and I have to put them very high on my waist to fit so the straps do not reach far enough for my stockings."

My answer was: Coco'sretroCloset garter belts are retro style-high waist and are supposed to be worn on the natural waistline, not on the hips. Also garter straps are adjustable with regulators and supposed to be long enough for standard stockings length.
If you want to wear garter belts on your hips then you need to order size up but in that case they may slip down.

So once again...
HOW TO WEAR YOUR Coco'sRetroCloset (or any other retro style high waist) GARTER BELT?

They should be worn at your waistline and not on your hips!!!

Coco'sRetroCloset garter belts are primarily designed to hold your stockings in place. They are mostly strong and sturdy (exceptions are mesh and delicate lace garters) and they are made to be worn with any kind of stockings, from vintage non-stretch, hold-ups to thick wool winter stockings.

If you prefer to wear your garter belt lower on your hips than take one size up when ordering, but in that case they just might slip of...

All garter straps can be adjusted with length regulators.

Do you wear your garter belts high or low?

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Summer Floral Dress

Finally! It was perfect weather and we had enough time to take some new outfit photos. As summer is not busy period for buying suspender belts I could sew some new dresses and other stuff.

This dress is THE summer dress...thin, breathy, floral. Pattern is from Burda magazine 3/2009

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sheer Lingerie

Sheer with clear lines. The intention was to make a bra with seamless cups but unfortunately it doesn't work without molds. That's why I just went with my tried out classic bra pattern.  I used a soft lingerie mesh for bra cups and power mesh for bra band/wings. 
The bra is very comfortable to wear, and I don't say this just because I made it :) Mesh doesn't irritate always sensitive nipples.
It works well with cups up to D but I don't know about bigger heavier cup sizes. 

Garter belt/Suspender belt is made with regular power mesh, but it can be custom made with soft mesh and with any number of straps you wish for.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Hand dye with iDye Poly

Two years ago I decided to hand dye some of my white lingerie. I bought iDye Poly in red, for 100% polyester and nylon fibers. It was in the drawer until last week when I finally gathered my courage and dyed one old, strange shade of pink and one brand new white Playtex "Cross Your Heart" Wire-Free Bra and white handmade garter belt (with separate strap elastic only, without strap regulators and grips). 

I wanted red bra (definition of the red color for me is bright red) to match with my red garter belts, but this red turned out to be dark burgundy red...
Must admit after all this effort I was exhausted and completely sad at that moment, but after I calmed down, I realized that the color turned out beautifully. This is now my favorite bra and garter belt.

What I learned about hand dyeing is: wear gloves, cover your stove and surrounding area with tin foil and face it with the fact that the pigment with the steam will get into every hole in a kitchen hood.  
If you want lighter shade, dissolve color little by little in a separate bowl with hot water.
And you'll have to wash dyed items at least hundred times before water is clear...
For more info about dyeing visit

Monday, 11 May 2015

Burgundy Red with Black Lace Lingerie Set

Padded bra, garter belt and pull on open bottom girdle. I made this items for myself and that's me modeling with not so perfect body parts carefully hidden behind satin robe.

Can you imagine this same items in green-black combination? Color is called "bottle green"
Something like that but with lace added.