We're already three weeks into the sew along! I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I am. I'll post this weekend about dealing with some of the common fitting issues. In the meantime, I thought I'd share the fabric I'll be using for my corset. I had so much trouble deciding. I thought of dying coutil, or maybe using brocade coutil, and the stiped ticking kept pulling at me. I needed something festive. The white of the 1844 corset languishing by the sewing machine, and the beige of the 1650 bodice I'll be working on once the former is complete, are a big expanse of solid, no nonsense, pale. Then, while digging through my stash in accordance with the sewing rule, I found this.
Remember the Liberty of London's line for Target? This is a large cotton scarf from that collection. It's very thin, but I can flatline it with coutil. Maybe with red accents?
It's bold, cheerful, and I can just fit all the pattern pieces on the scarf. Is there anyone out there like me, waiting until the last minute to finalize the fabric and trim?