Pattern Description: Women's Civil War Corset, Chemise and Drawers.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Well, it's hard for me to stick to anything directly, but as much as I'm capable of following directions, yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's a great, basic corset pattern. With a little skill it's even easy to modify the general shape if you like. It's also a very comfortable corset to wear under period costumes.
Fabric Used: Black coutil and a metallic purple fashion fabric. I spray-glued the purple directly onto the coutil and treated it as one piece. I love glue.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I think the pattern called for most seams to be covered with twill tape to make the bone casings, but I just made flat-felled seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have a heavy-duty grommet setter that I think helps finish it off beautifully. I used poly boning which is fine - it's not going to be subjected to any heavy wear or tight-lacing. It might be nice to get some spiral boning at some point, though.
Conclusion: I'd love to tackle a more ambitious corset pattern after this, but the results are great and I can knock it out in a day.