I would definitely encourage you to give it a try. I was always a little intimidated by the patent corsets but this was really a great experience and I learned a lot. Since the pieces fit together so beautifully right from the start the resizing has been pretty simple. I would love to see what others can do with this pattern.
Lol! I totally understand! I think this is a pattern that was really designed with the full sized curvy woman in mind. It has all of the support exactly where you need/want it. I am hoping that once I have it sized down it will also give very nice reduction.