Oh the joys of making a corset. The top and bottom are not bound yet, but the corset is boned, eyelets and busk are put in. I copied the pattern from the old corset, then took a bit in at the waist. Unfortunately, it seems I took too much in (gotta be super careful when altering patterns!) and this corset it super-tight. It's not horrible, but I have a feeling it's going to make my ribs a little sore if I don't alter it some.
Methinks I should have considered altering the lower part to accommodate hips more so that the flesh displaced from the waist area has somewhere to go. I'm trying to achieve a nipped-in waist to help accentuate my less-than-expansive bosom and give me more of an 1860s shape. For one who is shaped rather like a fluffy surfboard, any shape is better than no shape. And I do so love that hourglass shape from the 1860s.
Anyway...what do you think?