|What's with the boobs on my back?|
This is my first attempt at a muslin and I have not done any fitting before other than minor shortening etc. I'm at a loss as to what to do hence my seeking your advice. My dilemma is this. To remove the wrinkles from the back should I a) lift it out at the shoulder (note- I'm short and always make shortening adjustments at waist level but I probably really need to take it from between the shoulder and bust if that makes sense) or b) do I need to make a full bust adjustment. But then maybe I need to make a size larger as it is very firm. I do like things to be well fitted but also with room to move.
The pattern also has a fitting problem at the shoulder, it's to wide for me. I don't know how I should correct this either. In the past I have just redrawn the seam line. Is this the right way to do an adjustment here or do I make pleats/tucks in the pattern? I have no idea!
So what do you think? Is there some secret to knowing where or what adjustments I should make? Or is my short curvy figure just not suited to this pattern? Maybe my fitting assistant is not cut out for the job although I'm very proud of his efforts. Even though he claims he needs a blood transfusion. Hehehe! Both the back darts are pinned to the same length and that in itself is a great achievement. I'm going to put this project aside for a few days so I can return with, hopefully some guidance from you, my internet friends...