Finally started on the pinstripe "left-overs" to turn into a corset top. Added a velvet bias-strip at the top edge and then a soutache braid on top. I have some flexible "boning" laying around that I will send through a casing at the major seams and some fancy schmancy gold and black buttons. Added clear elastic straps
This jacket had neat little eyelet strips loosely tacked in the front seams at waist and realized they would be perfect as lacing holes for ribbon on the back to give it a corset-type appearance. It is so much more satisfying when every piece of the old garment has a place in the new!