This Elizabethan corded effigy style corset was completed in about a four days total. It's made of a top layer in peach/pink silk floral brocade, two laters of muslin for interlining, and lined in red silk satin. It's bound in a slightly darker red polyester satin. There are probably around 100 boning channels. The boning is 1/4" cable ties instead of hemp cord. I wanted something that would support well no matter what the weather and wash well too, but I still wanted to try the corded style. There are 34 handstiched red eyelets and matching red cord (not pictured).
EDIT (Sept. 2007): Finally a good picture. My friend Emily fell it love with the corset and insisted upon a costume switch during faire one day. I think Emily looks fantastic in my corset and petticoat. (I know it looks a little strange on her, but I'm a B cup and she's a D!)
© Elizabeth A. Slucas 2006
Photo by Mickey Finn (Bill)