Also, both of us are making two corsets. One for the 18th C court dress, and one for Regency. We had a sewing Sunday where we traced patterns, cut muslins and did first fittings. We are using the Butterick Making History pattern for 18th C. It is NOT a great pattern. Apparently someone added ease to a corset pattern. However we each have unique fitting issues anyway, so we worked around it. For Regency we are using Mantua Maker's long stays. Let me just say... big bust + Regency stays = laughs that go on for FAR too long. Kinda like stuffing an octopus in a fold over sandwich bag.
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