I have never made the Laundry Day Tee, though it may have been one of the first PDF patterns I purchased. Since the original draft, there was an update in 2017. That was the first one I used to print, tape and trace. I tried on the pattern and was very concerned about how it was looking. I had used a Medium/Large for this. I was either going to have to spend a lot of time making numerous adjustments or print out the Large/X-Large. Yes, I have put on some weight during Covid.
I decided to go to Pattern Review and read some recent reviews of this top. After reading through a few, I hit on one review that talked about using the full bust bodice piece. I went back to my PDF file and found I did not have that option. So off to Love Notion's website and yes there had been an update in January 2020. I was only a year late in taking advantage of this. Since I own the pattern, the updated one was in my previous order file with Love Notions! Yeah!
I again printed off the medium/large sizes with the 2020 updated version. I then taped and traced my sizes. I tried on the pattern and a much better fit with the full bust bodice piece. Yet I still had to make an FBA with this one. I added an inch. After trying on again with other usual adjustments-forward shoulders, high round and swayback adjustments. I found that I needed a deeper swayback adjustment from 5/8 to 3/4.
The changes have been made and I ready to cut out the fabric.
I hate that I had to use a lot of paper and ink. I have thought about using a projector file but I am not wanting to spend the money. I need to find a local source for copy shop printing that could save me some paper, ink, and wear and tear of my printer.
More to follow!