Oh my goodness. Has it really been a month since I last posted? Time for more sewing and less sleeping.
I dug through my storage bins to see what suitable fabric I had for the 1844 corset and found a roll of uncut linen napkins that will be perfect. Here is a lovely out of focus image that captures some of the design and the checkerboard cutting line.
And here a close up of the selvedge side of the roll in its piled-in-the-box, un-ironed shape.
I found this fabric at a thrift store a couple years ago on a 50% off all linens table. The safety pinned on tag read, table runner $2. I laid down my dollar and waltzed away with 6 uncut, crisp and clean, damask napkins that I knew would eventually become a corset. At 22 inches wide and 124 inches long there should be enough to get the job done.
Yea! Back to corset work.