I chose to use it as a project for the craftsy classes “Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders” and “Adjust the Bust” by Kathleen Cheetham.
These are two classes I would recommend to any sewer. I have taken a lot of craftsy classes. They have been inspiring and informative, but I think these are the classes that have helped me the most understanding how to make changes to a pattern. I am very happy with them.
Working with this project the class “Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders” helped me adjust the shoulder area correctly and shorten the bodice. While “Adjust the Bust” really is helpful understanding how to place and work with darts. here I am in my outfit. I am on my way to the fabric store :-)!
Here you can see what changes I made to the pattern. After finishing the top I discovered I need to make changes to the bust dart. I tried to make the change, but I had some difficulty. I have asked Kathleen Cheetham if she has any suggestions how I should solve it.
I tried making a slanted dart (a bit diagonal), but of course the dart legs ended up having different lengths, causing problems. If I just place a new dart with the same angle and shape next to this one it will not point at the bust point. So I am wondering if I can change it totally? I hope Kathleen Cheetham has a good sugestion. I want to make this change before trying to make a second version.