The Silk Corset is going for a swim.
I think the problem here was expectation. The first time I saw this project was over at Claudia's.(Click I'll wait) She had made this lovely long sleeved version that really interested me.
I purchased the pattern after seeing hers but it languished without yarn for about two years until I purchased the yarn to start on it.
I started to have some doubts when I saw some photos on Ravelry and saw other interpretations.
This is one of those negative ease patterns, meaning you are going to knit it a little smaller than you want the finish dimensions to be. Well, this involves a lot of stretching in the actual wearing and the ribbing and lace pattern became too pulled open, and it's too tight to wear anything under it, for modesty sake. And it looks and feels too stretched and tight for my liking. I can never wear anything that's not 100% comfortable.
It is a shame as it is a lovely pattern and the shaping is very well thought out. If I reknit it in the next largest size it could work. There seemed such a jump between sizes and I was nearer the first than the second choice. But I don't have the will right now to start over and as it is very dressy I have no where to wear it and so no incentive to finish.
So it goes in the frog pond.
Actual frog pond shown here! We're nothing if not authentic around here.
To prove it is a frog pond, here is my cat, Seamus with an actual frog.
I'll spare you further details. You know this doesn't end well either.