I'm trying to make my first dress (Butterick 5314 http://www.butterick.com/item/B5314.htm) and started by making a muslin (such a good idea!). The top is too big in the bust by about 2 inches and the hips flare out too much. Could someone please tell me how to adjust it? Will making the darts wider/longer help? I've thought about making it as it is and then taking it somewhere to be altered, but that doesn't seem like such a good idea!
Thanks so much for your help!! Stephanie