We used Simplicity 9769
Sturdy cotton bottomweight from Joann Fabrics
Grommets, boning, twill tape, bias tape, and lacing all from corsetmaking.com
Sara goes to Civil War reenactments from time to time and has a pretty nice get-up, but her lime green corset had plastic boning and didn't give much support, so she decided to order the materials to make her own metal corset. She got it into her head somehow that I'm really good a sewing, and so she waited till she would be staying here for two weeks to make it.
I had the pattern and getting fabric from joanns was no big deal, so we set to work. For some reason I had it in my head that making a corset was hard. I guess the victorian ones with all the gussets and things might be, but this one? nothing could be simpler. :-) It was tons of fun.
Everything was straight-forward. Putting in 30 grommets and the busk was even fun. :-)
I got a blister from lacing her up 4 times that day...just for fun. But what can I say? We're nuts. And now I want one for myself. :-)
We got it laced almost completely shut later, as the fabric stretched, but this is pretty much where it should be. Look like fun?
Here it is with her hoop-skirt.