When we last met, I told the story of love's labour lost, or rather that of labour that did not bear fruit. This time I come to you with a story of triumph!
Behold, gentle Readers - The Corset!
A thing of beauty, is it not?
From the ruins of the last mockup, I gathered my tattered pride. Armed with my trusty tape measure, I used the pattern Truly Victorian TV 110 as a base, and custom drafted this one to my measurements.
The fashion layer is a Dragonfly Poly-Brocade; the strength layer is cotton duck; the liner is quilt cotton. There are a total of 14 straight steel bones and 10 spiral steel bones. The top and bottom are bound with double fold bias tape, as I was afraid that the brocade would not be strong enough to make binding out of without lining it with cotton duck as well, and I didn't want the bulk. The top binding has an added lace edge, which I have tacked to stand up rather than laying down.
All in all, a success, though one that was quite delayed in coming.