I had some fitting issues with the back neckline; there is a lot of bulk in the back neckline with the crossover back overlay and the back piece. Some of the weight of this plus adding neckband creates a small fold at the neck base. The more I looked at the envelope and the view I made I can see some of the same pulling in that area on the model. I did trim out some of the bulk after applying the neckband before topstitching in place.
All in all I am happy with the results. I had to make some alterations with the pattern including 1.5 inch FBA, forward shoulder adjustment, one inch sway and back length adjustment. At the hip area I took 3/8 inch seam tapering to 5/8 from waist to underarm.
Here are few shots of the completed top.
|close up of back neckline|
I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend if you are celebrating the 4th. Time for dessert. More later.