The first seam sewn on the 1925 corselet was the center back. There was a curve, but the pieces mirrored each other so they were easy to line up. But the front and side pieces have opposing curves that had to be lined up. Time to baste.
I pinned like crazy and used silk thread to baste the pieces together. Then I followed the same steps I did for the last seam and it worked. The seam came together just like it was supposed to.
That is a curved seam over the hip. Whew. And look at that, the pattern matches up too. When cutting the fabric I laid the front and side pieces out, eyeballing the placement on the design, to make it flow between pieces. It had been so long between cutting and sewing I'd forgotten I'd done that, what a pleasant surprise.
On to the elastic gores. I'm gritting my teeth as I type, a little stressed just thinking about them.