How has the last of the patterning been going? Are sew along participants ready to start constructing corsets? Before tracing the pattern to fabric press, press, press, your fabric.
I've probably said it before, but the secret to good sewing is ironing. Patterns trace neater when the fabric is flat, fabric stitches evenly when the pieces are are smooth, and seams lay better when they are pressed. When you start sewing it's easy to think, "what difference can it make? I'll skip that step." It makes a difference. So get those irons ready, they'll be put to use in the next few weeks.