After fitting, I took a deeper dart in the back bodice and I need to adjust the back bodice length. I adjusted for sway back for the back skirt portion of the dress, but I saw some drooping where the back bodice attached the back bottom piece.
The front bodice and skirt were a perfect fit. I had adjusted the front bodice by making a one inch FBA. I may have to shave some off the shoulder width. I am thinking I made need to take some new body measurements as some fitting changes are constantly occurring indicating I may need to go smaller with upper chest/upper back. I have used size 14 for this area for several years now and 12 may be better. Yet if I go with 12 sometimes the size 16-18 bust is not included in the pattern piece, requiring a larger FBA.
Here are a few photos I took during my sewing activity this AM
|Back view before adjustments|
|Close up view of ruffles and gathers|
|Front view on Alma Marie|