I've decided to quilt the gores, or godets, whatever your preferred term is. Below is the test quilting. On the left is the just the two layers of linen stitched together, on the right there is another layer of the same linen sandwiched between the other two layers.
Big difference, right? In addition to looking better that extra layer of fabric on the right helps add a lot of structural support too. So the next steps are, quilting the gores, sewing the bone channels, putting the grommets in for the lacing, inserting the bones, then the final fitting for the bust gores.
I've been worried that this corset will look boring since it will be all white and had considered using a contrasting color thread and bone channels. But now I'm leaning to all white. Thoughts?