I'm ready to either a) slice open the sides of the Laughing Moon corset or b) make a new one entirely. OK, I'm probably not going to cut into the LM corset. It was too much work and it looks pretty. I will save it and find excuses to wear it as an external costume garment, loosely laced.
The following images outline the changes I would make to this corset to make it more comfortable. The red areas indicate things I would remove entirely. The green areas are additions or position changes.
|It's too long in the front, although not by nearly as much. Cutting off the bottom means moving the busk up. I just invested in a tapered busk that will hopefully make this more comfortable. I also need to add a little more room to accommodate my lower ribs. They are being pressured. It might be the half bones, or I might need to just adjust the amount of fabric in the panel.|
|The position of the hip gores is up for debate. On the seam or in the panel, I'm not sure.|
Inspired by this project, I just purchased two new corset patterns from AgelessPatterns.com (#1034 & #1036) both of which seem to reflect these desired changes.
So... more sewing should be happening soon.