This Victorian corset has three layers of fabric to it and steel boning inside. This corset includes bust gores for a more uplifting fit. ;)
The outer red fabric is a polyester blend. I just loved the coloring and design because, for some reason, it made me think of Christmas. Inside is material specifically for corsets called coutil. The fashion fabric has been flatlined to the coutil to give it a lot of strength. The inside is white 100% linen. The ribbon in the back is double sided sating and there is 5 yards of it. If the corset is laced fully you will have a lot of ribbon hanging down which is why I used ribbon as opposed to corset lacing, much easier to shove under the corset and out of sight. If you prefer the lacing though I can substitute it.
The boning inside is a mixture of European steel and spring steel. The front is a steel busk and the back grommets are nickel in color and hammered over a steel lacing ladder to keep them from ripping through the fabric and allowing great ease in lacing up.
The sizing of a corset I always find seem to vary. Most corsets that are made today are designed to take you in about 4-6 inches of your natural size. The corset in this image shows a 28in waist reduced down to 24in when the back is laced completely closed. I wouldn't suggest trying to get to much more than that taken in on your waist due to the fact our bodies aren't used to it and the corsets need to at least wrap around to the back a little. If they don't then it may not close hardly at all as it will be fighting against your ribcage.
Keep in mind that I can use just about any fabric and and color/design so if there is something you would prefer other than what you see here contact me and we can discuss it further.