Today's my birthday, so I'm doing stuff I want to, rather than stuff I have to.
I designed this corset (or pair of corsets - one's under and one's over bust, obviously), last year, but haven't got around to making it yet. (The photo file tells me I photographed it at the start of January 2010, though I'd designed it over Christmas).
Rough sketch below (very rough!).
So I decided that today's the day!
The actual design is based loosely on a rifles dolman (Napoleonic).
So far today I've done the pattern for the overbust version (in a basic sample size 12, because I already had a block to adapt in that size).
I now have to work out what materials I'm using - the braiding will probably be a russia or tubular, and the outer fabric either a wool or a silk.
So the next step, this afternoon, will be to go and find the fabric and get on with it!