The purple corset was made in June, the cream in December.
The difference between them is that the purple has boning cases that are hidden (using bias binding), and the cream has boning cases showing. The cream, I was going for a tea-stained look, has two layers of cotton coutil, whereas the purple only has one and is not even a real cotton coutil, we just chose the strongest cotton blend they had at the store.
More of the cream (I left the purple at home when coming back to Edinburgh).
Both had this problem of sticking out at the abdomen which is due to fact that the pattern is an original from Corsets and Crinolines, so they would have worn skirts with it, and this would probably just help shape their fall.
The same pattern was used for both, unfortunately I am not very skilled with lacing myself into them yet, and it must be noted that they were both made last year when I was considerably lighter than I am now (after eating more and not being able to do exercises due to my operation, I did try running, but for now I can only allow myself a bit of dancing). I should probably wear a corset all day and get myself into a tightlacing program... to tell the truth I just want to be able to heal up and get back to my minor sport endeavours (yoga and dance, both which qualify as means of meditation in my world).
This is a first lacing photo with Photo Boot (hence the bad quality) I will probably give more tugs at it in a few minutes after my body settles into it a bit more.
Anyway, end of rant, back to my calendar making.