More, including the de rigueur photos behind the cut.
To prepare for the new fit changes, I first went and re-sewed the seams I had opened during the first fitting session. I also took a moment to sew in most of the other changes, including the updated bust seams and straightened center front seam. I drew pencil lines where I wished to insert the new gores, and fused down 1" wide strips of fusible interfacing to stabilize the cuts.
|Preparing the canvas for new gussets to be inserted|
|The corset back, slashed open|
|New gores are pinned in|
|The first version of the corrections, with the large gore towards the left|
|The new gores - much smoother!|
|Ticking stripe (image from Jo-Ann Fabrics' online catalog)|
I know, it seems like a TON of work.... but I want to do it right!