With the help of a fellow sewer, I'll be making a victorian corset.
The pattern for the doré or the silverado is by Laughing moon a company specialised on authentical past patterns.
I'll be making the silverado.
Sew 'n Sushi have a great German tutorial for making corsets, so I will follow that one :)
Today I ordered spiral steel boning. Kerstin ( Sew ) told me, that I might need around 8 meter of the 7 mm wide steel boning but I still have 2 meter of the 11 mm wide boning, so I will use that for the back and side boning.
Then you need a busk. Mine is 32 cm long.
I'm going to lace the corset in the back, so I will need grommets and something to lace ( for which I'm desperate seeking for the English word...).
Beside that you need:
crossgrain ribbon 1.5 cm wide for the channeling
crossgrain ribbon 3 cm wide for the waist stay
firm fabric like denim or drell
maybe a fancy fabric for the outer shell
I still have this fabric
from our second PR weekend in Copenhagen in 2005, so to reduce my stash, this will be my outer shell fabric :)
Next step will be tracing the pattern and cutting a muslin, which is essential with corsets.