Well, last! After much "web study" my first proper tightlacing underbust from the "Celine" pattern by King and Co.
I made two toiles with adjustments, and was happy with the second round ... however ...
There are specific mirrored "strain" points on the finished garment... and I need some fitting advice!
The strain starts at the edge of panel 2 and then becomes obvious in 3 and 4, by 5 (back hip) it is dying back down.
Is this a "fat tummy" issue? Would the strain be removed by adding a little extra to the panel 3 seamline?
I really like this pattern and I don't think it will take much to make it perfect.
There are two extra bones in the middles of panels 4 and 5 with bone casing sewn to the outer layer (is that correct? I couldn't find instruction whether to sew additions to inner or outer).
There is a crease at the bum base too (6)... I think the curve needs to be removed? This corset is newly finished... like an hour ago... so it is still stiff and the waist needs to be tightened more.
All feedback welcome. The material is an outer layer of German coutil and an inner layer of a thin but dense weave cotton (used for goose down pillows).