Well my first attempt in making the Alma blouse has not been successful. I did not trust my instincts when it came to selecting the size I should use. I know how Vogue, Butterick and Simplicity are going to fit and can almost make my usual fitting adjustments with out much to do.
I did not trust the sizing and should have because I went with the above pattern size and the top was too large. I tried to make fitting adjustments; with each one I made it seemed to get worse not better.
The fabric was somewhat off grain as well and I thought I had made the right adjustments to straighten it out. Selecting the wrong size, wonky fabric coupled with growing frustration, I decided to walk away from this project at this time. I have plenty others to work on.