I got all the grommets inserted and then I laced up the back for a fitting. I did the "bunny ears" lacing style, meaning that two long loops are left at the waist. This causes the compression to happen at the waist first when the corset is laced up. I also put boning into the channels.
I was so excited to try it on! I'm wearing the same dress that I wore for my muslin fitting so you can see the difference. (Actually, let's be honest. I'm wearing this dress because I've been wearing it ALL the time lately in the summer heat. It's the most shapeless knit sack dress in the world, and I'm ashamed that I love it so much. But not ashamed enough that I haven't considered going back to Uniqlo and getting one in a second color.) Here is the corset, mid-progress.
Here's the back.
Okay, your reward for reading all that is a giveaway! There are TWO PRIZES in this giveaway. Julia Bremble of Sew Curvy has graciously offered up a copy of her new ebook, Corset Making.
here; it looks fantastic. The book comes on disk and also has video components. What could be better for this subject?!
Second prize! I happen to have an extra copy of Laughing Moon pattern #113, which includes the underbust corset I'm currently making.
P.S. Funny story: last night I was telling Jeff that today is the end of my corset week posts. He replied, very solemnly: "I try to keep Corset Week in my heart all year." May we all endeavor to do the same!