So first I'd like to say, "Sorry for skipping around".
The jacket muslin has been cut, but I had been taking the Craftsy "Couture Dress Class" with Susan Khalje, and I thought, I really should share this while it's still fresh in my mind.
Here is the pattern recommended for the class, it's nice and basic, with princess seams.
Depending on the fabric can be dressed up or down.
Now I normally need an FBA but elected not to make any adjustments to the pattern to see how that went.
Yeah, I wasn't impressed either, if I had no experience, or was impatient, I would have considered the course, and the pattern a dud. It's tight across the bust, the curve is too angled and there is pulling at the top of the neckline Ugh what was I thinking... Sometimes though you need to step back, have a cup of tea and take it slowly. The plan of attack.... I decided to leave the skirt off and tackle one section at a time, so the bodice was first.
From left to right,
left - original pattern no alterations,
middle - waist piece removed - shaping of the bust on the left side only
right - waist piece added back - shaping of the bust both sides, and a little shaping at the waist and under bust
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