|Slant pieces or slant boning?
||[Jul. 8th, 2005|09:10 am]
I have another question to deal with while I continue to work with the pattern I am drafting: How do you best deal with a poofy abdomen? |
I see from previous posts that some suggest drafting the pattern so that the front tapers towards front bottom (Front seams slant in to the bottom of the busk) As an inexperienced corsetmaker, I worry that that would make cuts biasy (Or to be bias issue must they be cut on the straight diagonol of the grain?). I see that some people cut the pattern more perpendicular in relation to the busk, but then bone towards on the diagonol towards the bottom of the busk. Some do both.
What are the relative merits of each approach in terms of effectiveness in flattening the lower abdomen and in ease of construction?
It seems like this problem is made worse for corsets with a large amount of constriction as the tighter the waist, the more that must come from the front.
I look forward to hearing your opinions
PS In terms of the corset I am making, the fabric I will probably use is a very tightly woven cotton twill. I was thinking about using on the inside and outside of the fabric in hopes of having a fabric that behaved the same inside and outside