Sewing Terminology: Gussets

February 28, 2012

In case you were unaware, a gusset is a triangular or rhomboid piece of fabric sewn into a seam to add breadth or reduce stress from tight-fitting clothing. Ever hear the term "Don't bust a gusset"? Well, now you know what it means!

One of these 'tight' places can be the underarm seams of a bodice. Here's a great example of how gussets help to make a garment more wearable and fitted!

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