My dear friend and corset-making goddess didn't have any black coutil at her house. The only corset supply in town is open 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and that won't work with my shindig tomorrow. I don't even have scraps of black coutil.
Saturday I'm dyeing a tiny chunk of the lavender coutil I just happen to have. Once it's black and dry, I'm getting to work on the boning channels and grommets. There are other things I can do before then, like finish the side I do have, and do the waist tape and boning channels for part of this side. It's just a bit more work than I anticipated. Ugh.