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Symington Corset Pattern No.2370

icon smThis interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.

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  Hello Jean, just click the "Sign Up!" link at the top of the page.  
  I've been playing with this pattern myself, and come up with a slightly different idea on the straight pieces.
Not only are the straight sided pieces relatively the same width (to within 0.5cm, by my pattern), but they require the same amount of cording - 11.
What if they pre-corded a long length of fabric and then cut all three panels from it? This would save on both time and money, especially in mass production.
  It would also mean that if you switched the grading from the straight panels to the 4 remaining panels, you would grade each of them 1/4 of an inch, and the grading would be more evenly distributed around the body in the larger sizes.
It would be an interesting experiment, in any case.
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