Fitting my panniers

by Sophea

Using wadding to bulk up a mannequin to the correct size of my actress, I am then able to  fit my panniers onto the stand, marking on my CF and CF. I will not finish the waist band until it is accurately fitted to my actress in my fitting next week. The pocket hoops (panniers) are now also fitted with plastic covered steel bones which I have cut to size. This means that the weight of the dress they are worn over will not effect the shape; this does however make them slightly heavier than I anticipated as I have never made them before.

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