With my client's 17th c. jacket toile back, unpicked, and the pattern altered, I cut into the lovely burgundy wool, and began putting the final piece together, starting with the gussets.
My what lovely gussets. I machine stitched the lining and outer gussets fabrics together, then turned under and pressed the edges of the bodice pieces, where the gussets would be placed. The gussets are hand sewn in (top-stitched), using backstitch, on the outside, and I will turn, press, and hand sew the lining into place on the inside using a whip-stitch.
The edges of the slashes, turned back and pressed.
Hand sewing always seems to go quicker in front of the TV, which in this case is Hulu.com on my laptop.
I must remember that the jacket will no longer fit the dress form exactly, as it is now fitting my client, according to the changes she made on her toile. I must trust the pattern now!