Here’s the bodice so far, with some alterations/hacks started.
It is an improvement on the first version. Progress hey? Here’s what I did:
- Removed 5/8″ seam allowances from the neckline and armscye. The neck still looks a little high so needs a bit more off.
- Dropped the waist by 1″ (a complete hack) by adding that little strip right around. I wanted to loosen the fit at the hips because this was making the whole thing slide up and it seemed the simplest way. Very inelegant and it makes the garment sit rather oddly but it did serve its purpose.
- I let the side seams out 0.5″ from a little above the waist down to the hem. Its better but still snug across my tummy so I need to muddle about with the darts.
Tomorrow I’ll get the pattern updated then hopefully start working on the rest. That is let the tummy darts out and get on with the sway back and small bust alterations. I do need to check the shoulders, neckline and back.
Man but I am enjoying this. Not really sure what I’m doing but fun it is.