Here's the point I stopped at last night: the vertical boning channels sewn after basting my layers together. Well, all but one vertical channel ... and I need to put the zipper in before I do that one last.
Merry Corsetiers the diagonal boning helps support both bust and stomach ... which is what I am working towards with this.
Now, for a real treat for those of y'all who don't have a copy of Nora Waugh's Corsets and Crinolines ... the inspiration for this project and boning scheme!
switched boning schemes in fitting it is definitely a better shape than the vertical-on-seams scheme from the pattern instructions. I'm also wondering about the double boning shown in the sketch ... maybe another cup of coffee is in order before I start.