Laughing Moon Silverado [bust gore] corset
Coutil strength layer
Cotton lawn inner layer/lining
I’ve just run up a toile, and after much swearing and faffing, got it laced up properly [this took several attempts and a ‘wiring diagram’ to get it just so]
I just slipped boning into channels at CF and CB to get a rough idea, as my main concern was to make sure that
[a] it’s not too big as many reviews say- all I can guess is no one knows how to read instructions or measure themselves, it’s just the fit I expected. Rough laced and not fully bones, ther’s a 3-4″ gap at the back which is what you should go for. [You can always lace tighter when it settles after wearing for a while.]
[b] the cup/bust gore fit. Now here I think it IS a bit roomy, despite my DDs. I’m reducing the gore size, but will do a final tweak on the real fabric rather than faff with more toile fitting. Impatient? Moi? How very dare you!
The missus had to help lace me in, as I didn’t bother with the busk either [NO I’M NOT IMPATIENT!] This was quite amusing, as she was being WAY too gentle with lacing me up, and I could have turned round inside it on her first effort. I found that adopting my Scarlett O’Hara voice and demanding a 20″ waist did the trick. Ahem.
Wifey does NOT appreciate being likened to Hattie McDaniel I find, I cannot imagine why, marvelous woman!
Now tomorrow we’re planning a little punky perambulation, but I intend to get the real deal cut out and started. So, tell me peeps, bronze or aqua dupion for the corset?