Elbow woes be damned, I will have this corset done for the WA Ren Faire in two weeks. And Dave's jerkin, too! But probably not my sottana. A girl's gotta know her limits. If I can, I'm hoping for just enough time to make maybe some new sleeves for my green linen dress. That'll be good enough.
Here you see 130 hand-stitched bone channels, which took much longer than I expected. Silk thread is a wonder, though -- I recommend it highly. Not just for the strength, but for the completely sexy way it just glides through fabric.
I have a piece of chamois leather that I'll cut into 1" strips to bind the edges, and then the lacing eyelets, and then it's done. *whew*