|Future dress plans|
As a reminder, I did make some half-stays, but wasn't wholly satisfied with the fit and design. I finally pulled out my Laughing Moon Regency and Romantic Era Corset pattern (#115) and started reading through the directions (there's a lot of material).
Challenges to this project include gussets (I've never done these before) and of course modifying for my non-existent bustline. After following all the modification instructions, I traced out my pattern pieces and cut out my mockup. Next came the channels.
I'm used to Victorian corsets with metal boning, so the channel tracing for the cording in the stays just about drove me nuts. After all the tracing was the gussets.
|What have I gotten myself into?!|
|Two hours later - Okay that wasn't so bad.|
Remember those boning channels I traced?
Now I get to carefully stitch over each and every single one of them. I'll be checking back in a few days, and hopefully I won't lose my mind by then.