Exciting new projects!

Lenka and Cathy have launched themselves into a couple of new projects which we plan to share with you.

Lenka is going to be working on setting up our very own online shop via Etsy for your shopping convenience. Lenka is also working on a Tribal fusion Belly-dance  range of clothing.

Cathy is going to tackle an unusual and ambitious ribbon corset.

Watch this space, as all items will be available for you to get your hands on. :-)

Our new website is well into the last phases of construction. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Until next time!


New Site Live

New Site Live – Online Shopping coming soon

Special offer 2011

For the month of October we are running a special: 20% off the price of any custom-made corset. Contact us at secretgardencorsetry@gmail.com to secure your order as the  production space is limited.

No bodice ripping in the Victorian Era!

Hello to all corset lovers out there.One of my friends sent me this link this morning and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. http://www.boingboing.net/2011/07/19/how-to-get-naked-vic.html


Us girls have been very busy ( as always ) crafting our beautiful corsets. As a special offer to you, the corset lovers of the world, we will be releasing a stunning Steampunk inspired underbust corset for auction. This beauty is made from raw silk and silk brocade with satin bone-casing over the channels.

You may take part in this auction by bidding on the photograph on our official Facebook page. Place your bid by commenting on the photograph. The opening price for this garment is R 500- and the auction will close tomorrow at 6pm. We will notify the lucky winner that evening.

Best of luck and love,

Cathy and Lenka


Lenka and I have decided to withdraw from participation in the exhibition with artist, Tanja De Beer.

We apologise to any and all involved in the planning of our show, but suffice to say that it was a decision not made lightly.

We are looking forward to hosting our own show and exhibition in the future, so watch this space.


Cathy and Lenka

How to spot a great corset.

Corsets can be a costly investment, so Secret Garden has compiled a list of things to look out for when you are in the market for one.

1) Is your corset lined?

A lining gives your corset longevity. It helps to improve structural integrity, and will make your corset more comfortable.

2) Steel or plastic boning, which is better?

It depends on your budget and your desire for a tiny waist. Generally steel is a must for someone who is into tight lacing, but it is more expensive. Plastic is effective, however it has a tendency to bend into a shape and stay there. Plastic is sufficient for most modern silhouettes, which tend to be straighter. If the core of the corset is sufficiently firm, then plastic bones will work.

3) Two part eye-lets are the only option in our opinion. All other eye-lets pull out. Look out for boning on the leading edge of the corset. This will allow for additional strength and support for the eye-lets when lacing.

4) The corset should be smooth on the body and there should be no puckering on any of the panels.

Continue reading How to spot a great corset.

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How to go about planning and having your dream Wedding dress designed.

This is the first blog of 2011, and I thought that it was important to tackle this topic first. Brides often struggle to find their ideal dress in the nearest boutique, so here is a guide to deciding on your ideal design. Continue reading Planning a wedding?

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