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Figure 3. Insert gores by cutting a slash in both fabric and lining. Clip diagonally at the top (A). Baste or pin the gore and its lining firmly together around the edges. Fold both the fabric and lining, right sides together, at the level of the top of the slash, leaving the triangle you clipped sticking up. Center these triangles at the top of the gores, fabric to fabric and lining to lining. Stitch this short seam, backstitching or tying off the threads at each end (B). Refold the fabric and lining, this time matching the long sides of the slash and gore, first one side, then the other (C).