Quick review: I cut the Butterick 5662 fitting muslin out of lightweight striped cotton (more on this in a minute) and out of the eight panels, four were sized. I cut a size 14 for the front panel, and used size 12 for the other three ... remember the measurement chart says to cut either a size 18 or 20. Here are the results, with just the fitting muslin, a zipper, and lacing panels cannibalized off an old attempt at a corset.
|B5662 first fitting muslin - front|
|B5662 first fitting muslin - back|
|B5662 fitting muslin - side|
Okay, just a little note on this: hubby pulled it way too tight when he laced me up in back, and if you look at the front pic closely you can see where the fabric at the seams is starting to pull apart. I guess he got used to me doing fitting muslins in canvas. No big deal, since I need to make another, but I may dig up a striped home dec fabric for the next round of fitting this corset pattern.
My goals for the next round in the fitting stage are to get an evenly spaced lacing gap in back while moving the side seam to where it belongs.