The Men Return to Softness…
1. Begin by draping the CF seam down to the waist, then the neckline, the shoulder seam, and the armhole seam. Mark your seam lines. Mark the placement of your slashes. If you are extremely careful, you can cut the slashes while the doublet is on the dress form. I prefer to remove it from the dress form, make the cuts, and then pin it back on using the already marked seams.
2. Now that the slashes are cut, you can pull them open a bit as you smooth the fabric past the side seam and to the SB seam. Drape the SB seam down to two inches above the waist seam. Mark a curved waistline from the bottom of the SB seam down to the CF waist point.