I tried to make the velvet corset work. I did two mock-ups and, with the lack of experience working with the pattern pieces from this book and corsetmaking in general, I’m letting it go and going back to working with the corset pattern that did work. The Simplicity pattern.

I also really want to move on to working with the actual fabric I bought for this costume which means I need all the undergarments done. I’m not showing any photos from the failed velvet corset attempt because they’re just too grating for me to post.

I put in some of the bones but didn’t finish it and I have to say I’m glad I didn’t. I might revisit this after making more corsets. For now, I’m going back to the Simplicity pattern for some assured success. I am assured success, right? Someone feel like promising me some success?