Holy Face! It's a good thing I didn't mass produce any of the double breasted corsets yet! From your very honest comments, I'm thinking that maybe I shouldn't pursue this style at all. The pattern in it's current state was hard enough to draft and put together, but if I were to employ the methods you guys suggested, I think it would turn into a corset that took many hours to sew and would cost $300.
Thanks for your comments. I should definately do "blog preview" this with every style. Sometimes I THINK I have really awesome ideas, but they're just not marketable. I don't want to stick with the same styles of bodices forever, and I DO want to branch out and put my creativity to use....at the same time I have realized that wearable works of art are really not what everyone wants. I was even just looking for some more hats to go with my costumes, and rather than being drawn to the crazy ornate top hats from www.gypsyladyhats.etsy.com I was thinking, "Man, I would just like black." I feel like such a hypocrite, because you can't imagine how depressed I get when I drop thousands of dollars on all of these amazing luxurious fabrics, and then I have customes that say, "UH...I just wanted a solid black." However, I did the same thing. *sigh*