I imagined a basic corset with probably 6 shaped panels, 3 in front and 3 in back. I wasn't holding my breath, though. I frequently suggest things that never happen. BUT, about a year ago, the word came through that everyone was liking my idea for an Amazing Fit corset BUT! ... they wanted a corset with separate bust cups AND!!!! they wanted it in plus sizes.
So, I was excited and challenged. I felt the responsibility of something labeled "Amazing Fit" keenly and wanted to get it right. This is how I got started.
I found and printed out charts and diagrams for every underwire that the average consumer could buy and started experimenting with patterns.
I was working with the underwires that were available. I had to use the same kind of wire for all the sizes that this pattern was going to be published in and the "demi" wire that's best for strapless bras didn't come in the 2 or 3 largest sizes I needed, so I was working with a regular underwire that is best for bras with straps. The bust cup for this wire is narrower and projects outward which, even with the support from the padding, was pulling away from my body.
Well, I couldn't figure it out better at this point and I wanted a corset to wear with my fairy wardrobe for Costume Con in Toronto.
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More on Wednesday ... I DO figure this out ... with a little help.