The process of a first time Corset Maker:
Scissors and file for boning. A marker (I like to use it on the muslin to mark and number wear to lay my boning~shows better than chalk). I am also using an old pillow case that I marked from 1-15 so I know which sized boning goes where. A mountain of heavy books to straighten the boning. A towel doubled over to keep the books from getting wet. A pot of boiling water to make the boning pliable.
This process is a bit tedious, but soooo much fun. Especially when finished :)