I have acquired several independent patterns for the past couple of years and have made up a few. My most recent was the Kirsten Kimono Top and made two of those with good success.
I am now working on another indie pattern, the Paulina Top from Itch to Stitch.
I printed the pattern pieces. The one thing I truly like about this pattern is that it contains layers which allow you to print only the size(s) you need instead of all the sizes making it more cumbersome to trace your size. I printed only the 12/14 sizes. All the taping was put together last night and tracing was started and now completed.
I pin fitted the traced pattern pieces and determined that I only need to make a swayback adjustment for the bodice pieces. The sleeves with this pattern are very full. I don't care for all of that fullness. If you look at the above photo of the top, the sleeves on the model are very full looking also. I took out 1.25 inches from the width of the sleeves from under arm to hem. I also reduced the length by 1.5 inches.
Off to cut out the fabric, set up machines and sew. More information to follow.