Here I go to trace out the patterns for the corset. I decided to do the boned tabs version. I don't have one yet, and I figure if I'm doing the Iron Dress 3 right, I better start with a good foundation. It will be constructed of 2 layers of twill with a fashion fabric of either red or gold duponi silk. I know duponi isn't period, but I like how it looks and I'm the only one who will see it anyway, so I'm using it!
I haven't decided yet if I should line it with some muslin or cotton? I'm become pretty convinced that it needs both front and back lacing. I can't rely on my hubby to lace me up, and I tend to fluctuate on weight some, so it seems to be the ideal solution.