(Yes, we realize the Mandarin collar is Chinese, not Japanese. Just let us have our artistic license.)
This versatile pattern may be constructed with or without the halter top. The corset features optional boning, which help to provide structure and shape to the garment.
If you've never worked with boning before, you're in luck! We've got a free tutorial explaining the basics here.
The pattern is available now on Ravelry and Etsy.