Last but one post on this.
It’s done, and I THINK it’s going to be fab. I trimmed it a little today, machined the bias strips on, and hand-sewed them down on the inside. While finishing the top edges, I threaded a narrow ribbon through the binding, as suggested on the pattern instructions, so that I can draw that troublesome top edge in more snugly over the bust.
I found not one, but TWO extra long corset laces, and decided to err on the side of speed with getting the ruddy thing round me and clipped up. It means there are miles of laces festooned around, but rather that than the fuss of getting it done up that I had before!
I haven’t fully laced it up yet, need the wife to come home to help me with that, but a quick tug on over a T shirt is looking good.
Here are a few pics of the finished item before I get togged up for shots of the whole caboodle…