Fit isn’t a luxury, it’s a Priority
our Products &
What We Do
Located at 625 N .Sylvania Ave. just east of downtown Fort Worth, TX; Taylor Lane is a full-service atelier for bridal gowns, bras and corsets. We have introduced a new way to purchase your undergarments.
Our Shop custom designs, drafts and manufactures:
- Bridal Gowns
- Custom Bras
- Corsets and Shapers
- sell a large selection of cash and carry Wedding Gowns
- Offer Alteration Services
- Carry a limited Stock of Off the Rack Corsets
When wearing a foundation garment such as a bra or a corset, proper fit is crucial for comfort and shape.
Our method of customizing the fit of bras and corsets is flexible and precise.
Each item can be made to order, customized to fit, or drafted as a bespoke garment made to your specifications.
We will walk you through the process of designing, ordering, and fitting a garment tailored to your specific needs.
A Sew News Magazine article written in 2005 by Taylor on Bra Fitting
How Taylor Got Started
In early 2001, Taylor was working her way through collage at hip night clubs wearing corset uniforms. She began making bras and corsets for herself as a solution to lack of finances and disillusionment with the quality, fit, and purchasing options available .
Although her degree was to be in the field of culinary arts, she was still finding her niche. She had a natural talent for pattern drafting and garment fitting. Growing up her mother who owned an embroidery business; so she was familiar with the apparel decoration process.
Taylor also found a love of garments with a shaping nature.
While finishing up her culinary degree she began making custom garments for numerous people she knew and slowly the demand grew as the word spread.
After graduating in 2004 Taylor still didn’t quit her day job. She took work at a popular Denver Sushi restaurant and received training as a professional sushi chef while still continuing to make custom garments on the side.
After 5 years in the sushi business, and working her way to a head chef position in Fort Worth, TX, Taylor made the decision to pursue the path her heart was leading down.
Growing the Business
Once Taylor began working with multiple body shapes it never ceased to amaze her how a few stiffened strips of cloth could morph a figure for the good or bad. A beautiful lesson came of it as well. She had to ask what really is a “standard size”?
With bras and corsets, if the unique form of the individual wearing it is not taken into account, the desired outcome could be the exact opposite. With so many different shapes there really is no “standard”, instead she structured her sizes as a starting point.
To Taylor the corset has become a symbol of personal power and a cherished friend that has supported and held her tightly over the years.
Taylor’s waist trainer product was originally worn after an accident as a personal solution to support her back while sitting at a sewing machine.
2010 Taylor opened her 1st production shop in Arlington, TX where she developed and produced her first line of basic and luxury corsets (available for purchase). Taylor also took on a consulting position working as a Director of Design and Development for a western boot company. Taylor furthered her knowledge of garment manufacturing and construction while working with factories in Leon, Mexico.
rising to the occasion / A personal letter from Taylor
Struggle becomes Strength
Back pain has always been an infrequent issue for me. In 2014, I suffered a fall in a horse in a riding accent. It took years until I was diagnosed with an inoperable ruptured disk behind my heart, Fibromyalgia, and essential tremors. I was told my pain would always be with me an all I could do is learn to manage it. This pushed everything over the edge.
After 2 years of seeing multiple doctors and loads of medication, my body hit a breaking point. I could no longer deny that my hands were unsteady and sitting at a sewing machine had become excruciating.
I made the heartbreaking decision in 2017 to close my shop and attend a full time month-long pain clinic. I was taught natural coping strategies such as yoga, meditation, and biofeedback.
Stepping back and letting go actually became the catalyst for a surprise resurgence of my body’s functions. Along with this came a perspective only hardship can bring.
After 3 years I was able to not only gain back my mobility but I began to possess strength I never had. Serving as personal goals to staying active and healthy; I began learning to do small renovation projects on my outdated retail shop. Each step gave me confidence to try again. One project after another, a full year and about 45 gallons of paint later; I had accomplished a complete remodel 80% with my own hands. I loved seeing results and knowing I was capable of still so much.
Today I am proud to be reopened for appointments and delighted to continue offering customized innovative products.
My pain is still with me, although now I view it as a gift. One which has brought me strength and perseverance as well as teaching me my limits and how to break them.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!
A picture of my Dad teaching me to build and frame my first wall. Hint it’s behind the giant mirrors that came next. Pattern making skills came in pretty handy when it came time to do the dress cabinets.