March 27, 2014

Period Corsets® at the USITT Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

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This year these corset girls from Seattle kicked up our heels in Fort Worth Texas. Every year we travel to a new city to visit with our Period Corsets® fans and like minded costuming and performing arts colleagues at the USITT Conference. (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) 

The Period Corsets booth at USITT

 Period Corsets® is a sustaining member of USITT and has been attending the conference since 2001. The institute's goal is to host an event which provides networking, and educational seminars for people in the performing arts. It brings students and educators together with professionals in all aspects of the performing arts and entertainment industry.
  It's one of the highlights of our year where we have the opportunity to meet our customers and colleagues in person, share our new designs, and make new contacts.

The corset girls with one  of this year's new contact 

As per tradition, Friday is "dress up day". Attendees are encouraged to try on corsets and petticoats to get a feel for the true Period Corsets® experience and they took our ensembles for a spin.

Lacing up for dress up day

Our Bustle Petticoat and Tulip Petticoat are beautiful free-standing, but seeing them in action brings on a whole new element. The romantic sweep of the skirts as one walks is captivating.

Our Five Ruffle Petticoat looks absolutely royal while testing out proper curtsying skills.

Our Late 19th Century Petticoat swirls and twirls beautifully as this lovely lady takes it for a spin.

Feeling inspired? We have several of our ensembles available on our Etsy site.

 When asked how they feel as they wear the garment, here are a few of the comments we heard.

"I really like corsets"--Kaitlin
"I feel good. It's more comfortable than I thought it would be, not for everyday though!"- Kelly
"It's more comfortable than I expected"-Courtney
"It makes me feel like a lady!"--Katherine
"I'm really glad they aren't a thing anymore!"-Christina 
"I love corsets"-Ashley

Another USITT tradition is our drawing for a corset give-away. This year's winner was Leslie Malitz. Leslie chose our classic 1880 c. Alice in black brocade.  Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity next year

To see more photos and read more about the event, check out our Facebook Page

Check out our slide show with more photos of the event!

After a long 3 days we were done kicking up our heels in Fort Worth.

See you next year in Cincinnati!  March 18th to the 21st 2015

March 26, 2014

Newsletter: Welcoming Spring in Seattle at USITT in Fort Worth Texas

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Welcoming Spring in Seattle.
As the light returns to our rainy emerald tinted Northwest, Period Corsets is as

 busy as we've ever been.  Thank you to all of our loyal clients.
1830's era silhouette
Visit Period Corsets at the annual USITT Stage Expo 
We hope to see you soon in Fort Worth at the 

annual USITT Stage Expo. You will find us in booth 
number 1737. 
This year we are introducing a new corset to our 
line from our most requested  era the 1830's.
Stop by to see it!

Be our guest at the USITT 2014 Stage Expo
Click here to receive complimentary "Stage Expo 

Only" passes. We love meeting our clients in person. 

Use code "PC1737" to register.

Your pass is good for all Expo Hours:
Thursday    March 27th   11am to 5:30 pm
Friday         March 28th  11am to  5:30 pm
Saturday   March  29th     9:30 am to 2 pm
Dress Up Day

Tulip petticoat
Sixth Annual Dress Up Day!
Friday March 28th is our annual Dress Up Day at

 the USITT conference Stage Expo.   All day Friday
 we will dress you up in your favorite Period Corsets
 style.  We are sure to have your size,  just ask!
 Bring your cameras; bring your friends 
and we'll lace you up!

Corset Give Away
To enter the drawing, bring your business card

 to the Period Corsets booth, #1737 by noon on
 Saturday March 28th in Fort Worth and mention
 this email. Your presence is not required when 
the winner is picked, we'll contact you! 

Special USITT Conference Pricing
Be prepared to take advantage of Period Corsets'

 special USITT pricing, and add corsets, petticoats,
 and skirt supports to your costume stock.
  Everything in our booth will be for sale and 
 available for you to take home. 
 Plan ahead, bring your school purchase orders for
 easy ordering.

See you soon in Fort Worth!

Not to worry!  If you won't be able to attend the 

 conference you can still take advantage of 
conference pricing.  As a subscriber to our 
Newsletter we'd like to thank you and offer 
a 20% discount.  Use the code SPRINGTIME2014
 when you place your order online.  
 We will take an additional 10% off if you refer 
a friend or colleague  who places an order.
offer expires 3/31/14
Thom Browne
#In the Works at #Period Corsets
follow us on instagram, to see the  inner workings

 of period corsets as they happen 

"Cinderella" on Broadway, Thom Browne fashion

 show "Prince Igor" at The Metropolitan Opera ;
 sleeves, sleeves and more sleeves.....
This Winter and Spring were filled with custom 
projects.  In addition to  our retail line of period
 undergarments  ready to ship in all sizes, we
 also will accept custom projects. 
 Send us your sketch and we'll create your design. 

Here are just a few of our recent projects  

that can be seen on  Film, TV,  Stage, and 
the runway.    Custom corset confections,
lace-on sleeves for our 18th century corsets,
 19th c. men's underwear shirts and pants, 
and more sleeves!

Bodice  with sleeves18th c bodice w/ lace on sleeves
"Cinderella"19th c men's underwear
Visit the Period Corsets blog
 for more in depth coverage of our projects.
Pick your favorite social networking poison! Follow Period Corsets on:

 Pinterest, instagram, twitter, tumblr,  flickr, or facebook, to keep up to the minute
 with our current endeavors and special offers. 

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To place an order visit or call 206-264-0997.

We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely, Your  Friends at Period Corsets


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