I have decided to make Vogue Pattern 8833.
As my bust is 34 inches I decided on size 12. I have a larger front than back, and I am still trying to work out what size is best as my base size, and which bits to alter. This may take some months, so I decided to work just with this size for this project.
I traced off the main pattern pieces so that I can put alterations on these. This keeps the main pattern intact, because I will probably work out that I need to use a different size while working through this project.
The muslin fits well over the bust but is too large on shoulders and through the back. My back and shoulders usually have to be taken in, so this does not surprise me. It is a long time since I used a Vogue pattern though, so I am not altogether sure how wide the shoulders sit on me anymore.
|Front : not tied, sits well at bust, shoulders far too wide.|
|Back - the back seam is already pinned for taking in. Shoulders far too wide.|
|After alterations pinned - Yes, about right, I can bend over comfortably.|
|Shoulders too wide - pin marks shoulder bone. Move sleeve. Back neck reasonable.|
|Blouse tie wrapped. Sits nicely at chest/bust.|
|Blouse wrap tied - Before alterations.|
|Back alteration - also shows how sleeve needs moving inwards to match narrow back alteration.|
Looking forward to seeing other people's blouses...
Cheers, Sarah Liz :)