So without further ado, pictures and information under the cut
Not sure if it's just the angle of the photo or if it's just badly laced. Next time I wear it, I'll have someone help me lace it up to make sure it's even. I'm not really good at tightlacing by myself yet. I also want to put modesty panels front and back. And last but not least, before putting it on I will remember to remove any and all pins that were in the project. I drove all the way home from the sewing studio in that thing before realising what was poking me wasn't a bone, it was a pin.
The fashion fabric is cotton velvet, fused to white denim for some pieces, white heavy canvas (a cut up karate gi in fact) for others, the lining is quilting cotton. I used Pellon double-sided fusing to fuse the fabric. My next corset I'm going to try the mistyfuse to compare the two. The bones are mostly spiral steels, except for two flats at center back. The binding is going to be bias-cut strips of the same red velvet, as I said I'm going to add probably gold (or pink) lace and pink laces for the back. I am a little concerned about the slight muffin-top at the back, even though the cups are a bit loose. I think next time I'll take the front pieces in a bit against the torso and I'll raise the cups a tiny bit.
I was just so pleased with it I thought I'd share!