The Challenge: # 24 Re-do
Challenge I'm re-do-ing : #13 Lace and Lacing, #14 Eastern Influence, #19 Wood, Metal, Bone
Fabric: 1 yard of what I'm pretty sure is linen that my Uncle brought me from Japan and a yard of twill for lining
Pattern: Truly Victorian 110
Notions: 24 steel bones, busk, 26 eyelets, lacing, bias tape, thread
How Historically Accurate is it? The fabric might not be 100% but the pattern is accurate, so pretty close.
Hours to Complete: Maybe 6 or 7
First Worn: Last Thursday
Total Cost: The fabric was a gift, the busk was salvaged from an old corset and the eyelets came from the stash so I maybe spent $20 on bones, lacing, and the fabric for the bias tape.
The fabric kind of wrinkled up on me as I was sewing the boning channels, It's a little stretchier than I thought it would be. Flat lining it with something stronger might have helped, but I was excited to try out this new pattern. I'm intending to start waist training soon so I'm looking for a comfortable corset pattern. This one I don't think is strong enough for everyday wear, but it will be a nice display piece.