I'm unfortunately still laid up with my back, 4 weeks later. I haven't sewn in FOUR WEEKS, OMG. It sucks, and there's not really much more to say.
I thought I'd share my last two completed commissions. They were both rather challenging overbusts to fit. The first was a plus size overbust with a waist yoke. The fabrics are difficult to photograph, so excuse the flash. This is on a dress form that doesn't have the curves of the intended wearer, but you get the idea.
The next was a commission for an underwear overbust from a steampunk friend who is gifted in the bust region. She wears a 40H bra! It was quite a journey getting the fit right, but we both are happy with the result. She got great shaping and is thrilled with how it feels. At one point I had to resort to drafting the pattern in 3D paper form to figure out how to make the bust work. It's a trick I like to use when a flat pattern just isn't enough and you don't have time to sew a trial.
And here's the finished corset. It's two layers of white coutil with bones in internal coutil casings. The top layer is floating per client request. Normally I wouldn't float the top layer because I think you get a smother result without it floating, but I aim to please.
You can see when the corset is on it's intended body, many of the wrinkles smooth out, although I'm still not happy with the look of the seams. This was definitely my most trying corset to fit ever, but my client is thrilled with the result and has already ordered one in black, too.