I was going to write about marking the bone placement on the pattern after alterations, but I'm tired of looking at that pattern, which means others must be tired of looking at it too. Plus, marking the placement is simple, it can wait. We've spent half the sew along preparing patterns and fitting mock-ups, and soon our corsets will start to look like real garments. Hooray! The desire to see if a finished piece will look like I imagine it will keeps me going when I'm feeling frustrated or bored with a project. Sometimes they turn out better, sometimes worse, but I never know until they're completed.
This illustration is from and advertisement printed in the June 26, 1912 edition of the Bisbee Daily Review. If I had a gown like this I'd want to knock a corset out so could wear it.
I'm curious, what pushes you? Is it the thrill of wearing of wearing a pretty ensemble to an event, or the challenge of learning something new? I'd love to hear how you keep yourself motivated!