Thanks for those tips, Unfinishedprojects! Interesting to know there's a curved pleat/dart in that pattern too. I have the 5967, but did not look closely at the 7215 when I was starting to learn to sew my first corsets (the gores scared me!)
Heather, thanks for the backup that 1-layers can work for this. That would def. make it easier, though I may have to work past my association of multi-layers with strength and quality.
I was always amazed they did that curved pleat. It seemed to me that it would be a lot easier to make up if it was just a seam, and not a pleat.
I agree! I was thinking to myself, "maybe I should try that as a seam sometime...."
I got the first muslin made up of the enlarged pattern done, and it looks like it's too large (funny, I was positive it'd be way too small in the waist because the enlarging was straight from the pattern at 100% without pre-alterations. Nope! I can close it all the way without much work/compression. And I am not a small gal- an average modern size 12-14, 31'' waist. Interesting...)