Wow... I totally forgot how much I LOVE making corsets. I drafted and sewed this little little cincher yesterday.
I was inspired by the shape of early 1900's corsets, with the curved seams and flat front. When you look at a close up of this style of corset, it has s-shaped seams, but the bones run up and down, not following the seam lines. This was a little different from the standard princess-seam corsets I had sewn before.
I did a few other things differently. I used flat felled seams on the front curved seams. I then placed bone casings vertically intersecting some of the curved seams. I flat lined the whole piece in cotton twill. I did not add a waist tape to this one (I didn't have any!), which I will put in my next one.
All that's left to do is add 4 wide garter straps, and possibly some lace!