Anna wrote a great post on what you will need to prepare for the Corset Garter Belt Sew Along.
If you have never sewn lingerie before - please, don't be scared! Lingerie can be made out of all sorts of fabric - from cotton to the finest silk. If you are a beginner, choose a sturdy cotton as opposed to a slippery satin. It will make your life much easier until you get your technique down pat.
Before you start your muslin, decide whether you want your garter belt to lace up the back with eyelets, or close with hook & eye tape. I will be sewing a lace up corset, and Anna will be sewing one with hook & eye tape.
If you choose to use eyelets and want a corset that will cinch you in, I would recommend lining or flat lining (sandwiching two pieces of fabric together, and treating them as one). I will be flat lining my corset with off white broadcloth. Adding a lining will give extra support and prevent unwanted stretching. It will also give extra support for the eyelets.
I'd love to know - who plans on using eyelets and who plans on using hooks and eyes? Are you planning a bedroom look or something for every day?