I actually put the zipper in yesterday afternoon, but didn't bother with taking a pic because I was pretty stoked to roll on ... I got half the corset boned last night and finished the other half this morning. I had to knock off last night when my hands started hurting a bit from cutting and filing the cable ties (remember I had to buy tin snips for these cable ties!). The snips leave an edge where they cut, plus there are the corners to round, so I've spent some quality time with my metal file. Add in my cats trying to "help" every time I use my dressmaker measuring tape ("It's moving! We'll save you from it!") and also attacking the end of the long cable ties as I file the end ("It's moving! I'll save you!") ...
Fuzzy pic alert ... again ... here it is boned with the zipper in:
Next step after boning is flossing the cable ties in. Of course I have a link to a corset flossing tutorial ... and of course it is once again from Sidney Eileen's site. I thought I had bought green embroidery floss, but in sunlight it is actually grey ... so I am flossing all in pink. I am still planning to put my pink lace into the top binding, although I am still waffling to-and-fro on whether to use lace on the bottom. Pic with lace and floss:
Anyone have opinions or suggestions on my current bit of lunacy?