Ok. The corset is laced incorrectly on purpose. Typically corsets are tied at the bottom and middle to help shape the abdomen to the hourglass figure. But the corset used in Eowyn’s costume isn’t designed to be solely a piece of shape-wear, it is also intended to be a piece of armor as well.
each of the 3 middle pieces are quilted in 1″ squares. The other 6 are embroidered.
The front and the lining both have interfacing to give the material more structural support for embroidering and the insertion of the eyelets. Since the fabric I used for both the outer portion and lining was a vinyl faux suede upholstery material I could not use heat on it to apply the interfacing. So I used quilt basting spray to attach it. Boning is also sewn into the corset for support.
And I LOVE the final product! The ensemble is complete. I’ll post pics of it soon.