This one is for dear reader H (DRH). DRH writes that she can never get the shoulders to fit, and she provided me with her measurements. I whipped up a basic bodice to her measurements and I traced it onto the muslin. All you have to do, DRH, is insert a zipper in the back and sew up the bodice along the marked stitching lines. I used Burda World of Fashion (BWOF) magazine pattern #140 from October 2010.
BWOF #140 from October 2010 - meant for stretch knits, but we'll start with a woven to diagnose the fit.
Because this is really a T-shirt pattern, it will be quite a snug fit right off the bat. But I think that will be helpful. We'll figure out the shoulder first, then work our way down the bodice.