About a year ago at a friend's party, a few of us got on the subject of corsetry (not too surprising.) Someone was wearing a cool corduroy jacket, and well, one thing led to another and I said it would be AWESOME to make a corduroy corset. And the next day it still sounded like a good idea, so I started playing around with some fabrics I had. Then I remembered this old oversized jacket I had. I bought it online and never really cared for the fit.
The antique brass grommets work very well. I'm not a huge steampunk fan, but it could definitely go that direction if I wanted to.