This isn't truly much of an update, given that I took these pictures weeks ago...but back before my final projects took over all of my waking hours, I started embroidering my new 1860s corset! I mentioned this in my first embroidery inspiration post, but I fell in love with embroidered color-on-color underthings, and this corset is modeled on this extant one in the Met collection:
My corset will (eventually) have vines and flowers on the bust and hips and vines with buds on the back eyelet area, but I"m just starting. Hopefully as soon as everything is turned in next week I'll be able to actually get more done.
Padded satin stitch is super time consuming, but it may be my new favorite thing.