|See? Really pretty.|
And then discovered that despite all my careful measuring, the bones would not go in. I'm using German plastic boning because I have a distrust of reed and it seems logical to me that it best mimics whalebone. And I like it. I have both the 1/4" width and the 3/8" and neither size will go in easily. I suspect it has something to do with how stiff the linen buckram is - it doesn't have that little bit of stretch the linen and cotton canvas I've used before have, so I can't force the boning in. The solution is probably to either cut down my boning or switch types of boning to something that is already narrower.
But instead I threw the whole project into the Naughty Corner and decided to work on something else entirely. I'll get back to it some day. *shrug*
|I really need a cutting table at home. This is not super fun to do on the floor.|
I've never actually made a Victorian corset for myself before (though I made one for a production of Sweeney Todd a few years ago). I'm really looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.