So, when is bone casing needed???
It's needed for corsets from the 19th Century until now. It's needed to hold boning in place (except Ridgeline that can be sewn through). It most often is used when boning is placed along a seam, but can also be sewn to the interlining of a bodice (like I'm doing with the Ridgeline in the photo above) or when boning needs to cross over a seam.
This photo shows boning in this tubular tape but it is sold empty, without boning.
Farthingales carries tubular bone casing in 1/2" and 3/4" widths and Prussian tape in 3/8" wide, by the meter or in bulk.
Richard the Thread carries tubular bone casing in 1/2" and 3/4" AND Prussian tape in 3 widths, 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" but only in 50 yard rolls.
Tutu.com carries Tubular bone casing in 1/2" width and Prussian tape in 3/8" and 1/2" by the yard.
And there always seems like more and more can be said about corsets.