I have written up a little diary of my experience with my Diderot Stays and my 18th century French dress that was supposed to be a francaise and ended up a kind of anglaise.
I forgot to mention in the diary that I used plastic cable ties for boning the corset. And that it is quite possibly the best and most comfortable corset I have ever had.
Also, my skirts look uneven above due to the fact that I had a very heavy can of SPAM in the left pocket. No lie.