This is the second corset using the new welt seam construction. I am really really happy with the method. The interesting thing about the construction technique is the loss of approx 1/8" per seam due to the folding back. The upside is that if I draft to have it perfectly closed it will have a 2" gap. Making a three layer corset was no more work than two. When I was using the sandwhich method it was a lot more work and actually casued problems. Since each panel is completely finished before adding the next one, any slight variations b/w the outer fashion fabric and the lining can be trimmed up. Since I was using velvet this really helped since velvet will shift when the pile gets compressed under the foot. It's not much but if I was doing the lining and shell seperately before attaching it could be off by a 1/4"
I am now starting on drafting a matching skirt. I'm hoping to try and incorporate some 24" black fringe into the skirt. I have a few yards and I think that it will work without clashing with the existing pattern in the velvet.