After having three children, Cathie started lacing a corset around her then-26-inch waist. "We do Victorian costuming. In order to have a Victorian costume look appropriate, you have to have the proper underwear. So I started wearing a corset to make the Victorian gowns look beautiful," she says.
Cathie says she wears her corset 24 hours a day and only takes it off to shower. "I go fishing, I do everything any normal person would do," she says.