It seems as though each day I work on this purse brings up a new dilemma. Today's dilemma: How to ease the gusset around the rather sharp curves at the bottom of the bag. If I were working with cotton, I would stay stitch and clip the gusset. On this poly brocade, however, with it's tendency to ravel, I'm reluctant to do so.
Up to this point, I haven't fused the interfacing to the brocade as I don't like the way it changes the character of the brocade, but fusing it to the gusset is an option. I've also thought about gathering or pleating it.
I wish I had big enough scraps left over to give it a good try, but I don't. Or some really good Sewing Simulation Software...wouldn't that be a boon?