I’m busy sewing a strapless bodice with a dropped waitline. I’m restricted to using the Rigilene type boning. Which panles do I bone and where do I place the bones? I have constructed an underlining for the bones to be attached to. I find that when the bones past the waistline it wants to bulge out, creating a “tummy” at the front panel and the back panel also bows outwards. The side panels seems to be fine. Can I bone the princess bust seams? My client needs some support for the bust.
Is it a good idea to place some bones vertical as well, to add additional support? I was thinking of doing this over the front and back centre panels.