vanessa_lynne - you are a lifesaver!!) but I wasn’t able to get back to the corset until yesterday.
I don't have any progress pics I'm afraid. It was a quick and dirty sort of project and honestly it went together like a dream. I would highly recommend the Laughing Moon pattern, good pattern, great directions. I could have made it in a day, barring the boning issue and such. Good to know for next time!
So 2 panels down, 6 to go. Well not really. I’m not really happy with panel #1, I’m going to take it apart and re-do it. The beads aren’t as uniform and evenly spaced as they are on the second panel I did. I also need to re-do the gold beads (that whole not-matching bead issue) and frankly it’s easier to start from scratch than to re-do those. I know I’m crazy but really if I’m going to put so many hours into something it’s worth doing right. I don’t mind it really, I was still trying to figure out things on that first panel so it was time well spent. I’m going to call I my practice run and move on.
I’m going to wait to take it apart though until I’ve done the front panels, I want to see what the bodice will look like and I don’t mind cheating a little bit. Hee. :>