E’s Prom Dress 5: Spiral Steel

As I said a couple of posts ago, I’m using spiral steel boning for this bodice.  I’ve only used such boning once before, and was very pleasantly surprised at how it refuses to become permanently bent out of shape during wear like the plastic boning.  But it is a tedious process to cut the steel and cap it.

This time it went swimmingly, however, thanks to a suggestion, I taped the ends of the steel with my DD1’s ballet toe tape prior to tipping the lengths.  Does your mind ever wander far and wide as you work on a project?  Mine wandered to the question of rust.  Do steel bones rust?  I don’t think I want to go down that street…..

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