- The armhole needs adjusting. I think I have the actual sleeve at a comfortable place.
- There needs to be more ease over the bust and across the scapulas. Some of this ease might come if I use a facing for the front closure instead of folding over the shirt fabric itself like the directions I have say to do. The fit will also probably change when I change the armholes. So complicated...
- Something needs to be done with the back, but my priorities are the sleeves and front.
It's completed. I don't know how many weeks I've worked on this off and on. I started with an old pattern and tried to improve it using my bodice block. While there are some improvements, it still needs work. I've already started on some of those changes.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.