Add the Busk Pocket – (will open in a new window so you don’t loose your place here)
The pocket on this particular corset will open on the bottom, and laces will hold the busk in place. If you are orienting your pocket to open up, just reverse the orientation when you attach it to the corset. The busk pocket can also be added on the inside of the corset instead of the outside.
If you want one, add the Bust Ribbon (will open in a new window)
The bust ribbon is a small ribbon along the front of the bust which can be tightened to cinch in the top of the bust slightly, or just tied into a nice little bow for decoration. For this corset I used a narrow silk taffeta.
This photo shows the bust ribbon pulled slightly, so there is some gathering along the top edge.
Grommet the shoulder straps and the back edges, or create hand-stitched eyelets. I was running short on time for this particular project, so I used metal grommets all around. The shoulder straps are smaller grommets than the back edge.
This particular corset included period fan lacing.
Add all the lacing to the corset, and it should be finished.
To see additional photos of this corset, please visit its portfolio page.