But, being impatient I have started binding the bottom edge. And the first step is to round the corners of the tabs. The instructions suggest using a quarter to mark the curve. Works perfect.
And then, simply sew on the binding. HA HA HA HA
There is very little simple about sewing on binding around curves. Here is an 'outside' curve where it is important to spread ease over the whole inside edge of the curve. Those bumps will go away with pressing (which I can't do because I got taco on my corset : O ) (And Rob just HAS to chime in with "WHY are you working in white with taco sauce anywhere near it????!!! But your stitching looks fab. To which I reply - it was dinner time! )
Here is a close up of the back, washed and ready for bones. In fact I've got the bones in, trimmed, filed and the top sewn shut. Ready for the final binding. I'm taking it on vacation with my for hand sewing. I like how it looks.
I don't plan to send updates from my secret Southern California vacation spot (he he). But ya never know.....
(OK, OK, I might be the chubby lady under the umbrella, by the pool, sewing)
I've joined the ranks of "those who get "stuff" on their projects. I KNOW how the blood got on the bias trim, but what IS that orange stuff that looks like Cheez-it orange? I have no idea. Really. I was going to wait for my strap fitting to finish the binding, but decided to bind as much of the corset top as I could, leaving room to position the straps. We'll be doing a strap fitting for me plus a measurement for the Ren bodice pattern. I had measured Lisa in her corset and chemise and she says that the measurements didn't really help her for the bodice, so she just cut a muslin with extra fitting room. Maybe I'll end up doing the same, but part of me feels that measurement must be good for SOMETHING, right?
Addendum: That wasn't blood on the corset. The culprit has been found out. It is residue from my lightly tinted lip balm going from pin-in-mouth to pin-in-corset, leaving a dot of pink at each pierce point. ARGGGGHHHH! Almost finished with the had stitching of the bias tape and sewing through coutil is a be-atch. Glad it will be over soon.