Or as finished as they are going to be, I had continued lacing fail and for the sake of my sanity called uncle. More on that, as well as more pictures under the
So one thing I didn't think about with the lacing is how it would be have. My inspiration pants (The AQ Pants http://izodiea.livejournal.com/35760.
I also tried making the lacing tighter as I went, but that just bunched up the fabric under the lacing and made the pants less full. After about 2.5 hours of messing with it I had a crazy person spazzy moment and gave up. I mean, it took me 2 hours to lace one panel, and it looked like ass...why spend 8 hours adding a decorative element that made me angry? The new lacing I got (Won a spool off ebay) was also much thicker than my old cording (both supposedly 1/8") and I don't like it as much
Thankfully the loop trim looks pretty snazzy on it's own. In the future if I remake the pants, I will just make that middle panel a contrasting fabric. I am planning to wear them for the Discared to Divine Pre-view night coming up in April.
Also good news? I am never going to have to buy black lacing for corsets ever, ever again :)