Back to tonight's work! The first and second pomodoro were spent preparing. I took the time to repair my workroom table; one of its casters had come off, and it had gotten a little wiggly. I cleared it off, turned it over, and went around and tightened each of the caster nuts with pliers. I also tightened every bolt to make the table more stable. I had to use my bike multi-tool. You'd think I'd own a set of hex wrenches, but no.
Then it was time to get to work on making my pattern corrections. For each piece, I started by making a quick tracing of the original pattern piece. I then took a good look at the changes marked on the canvas fitter for that piece. I found it useful to take out the pins and darken the marks my mom made.
|The marked canvas|
|Gauges showing that changes are accurate|
I did have to make a new piece for the gore. I unpinned one of the inserts from the canvas fitter, and used rulers to make the shape on paper. I added some matching marks along each leg of the gore to help make sure it would be sewn in the right way, as the two sides are both slightly curved and are not the same length.
|The new pattern piece|
Before I can sew, I will need to make a run to the fabric store; I want to purchase bias tape for the bone casings, and possibly some better thread. Ideally when I am done, the fitter will be a wearable corset of its own, so I may also pick up a few yards of trim.