I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to reply to all your lovely comments this week ... it's been a bit hectic!!
Status report on the corset for today - bone chanels are all done, some bones inserted and the bottom sewn up and trimmed. This is good. Now all I have to do is insert the rest of the bones, and bind the top and bottom. Then it's done!!
Then I have to contemplate the bottom half ...
In the meantime, I found these special 'topstitch' needles. They are sharper (i think?) than normal ones, and the topstitch they produce is really nice and smooth. Good for allsorts of topstitching, but at £3.00 for the pack they are quite expensive.
I also made myself a quick purse to go with the corset. I don't like to take a handbag out with me, too much faff... so I always make something to go with my outfit, for change, lipstick, spare eyeliner etc., and it fits in my hand.
This is a quick post today though because Mr Marmalade and I are out galavanting tonight too! We're off to Brixton Academy for a spot of Two Tone ..