Remember that Bill Blass pattern I won on Allison C's blog? (to jog your memory)
Here's the first stab at the muslin.
Then the seam variations I was considering....
I think I'm going to stick to the original and maybe a plain version.
This is as near perfect a fit as I can expect from a pattern straight out of the envelope, but I have to make a full bust adjustment because the center front doesn't meet. You can see the pulling lines from the side seams to the bust point, while the hip has plenty of ease.
Here is the adjusted version, fba done, and shoulder pads added. Sleeves next.
Continued here... Sleeves attached