It is important to locate the grainline and a horizontal line. My horizontal line intersects the bottom of the armscye. I only altered the tissue pattern to match the white pattern throughout the armscye, neckline and shoulders.
In addition to altering the bodice, I re-shaped the sleeve cap to be a little taller and more forward. Since I KNOW this white pattern fits me, I just moved ahead without sewing a muslin first. I had a gorgeous piece of wool jersey knit in purple. I finished the jacket today and I love it.
I'll post more when I have photos.
Super great fun day today. GORGEOUS weather. Howie took me down to the Sewing Expo where I met Jennifer Stern. She had a whole lot of sample garments, and I was quite inspired by her work. More to come! I only wish I had taken more photos. I'll post what I have soon.
Questions? Ask away!