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My version of the late 1880’s corset from Norah Waugh’s “Corsets and crinolines” :), lined in black satin for ease of wear (satin is slippery, so you’re less likely to get friction burns!) and fully boned with spring steel, spiral steel bones and a 12" steel busk. No, I do not go to the airport wearing it.

A word to the wise – don’t bone the boob area. It pushes them into the stratosphere.

This was the 3rd corset I’d done, and for practicality’s sake, I cut it higher on the hips, but lower on the back and tum for ease of sitting and going to the loo ;p.

Come to think of it, looking at that pic of the back, it really could be cinched tighter…