I am currently testing out the shift dress pattern, in the Built by Wendy dresses book.
I am having a little trouble with fitting my muslin.
I originally cut the x-small because based on the measurements in the book and comparing the flat pattern piece,my bust measurement, 31" fell under the 32-33 bust measurement in the book.
When I tired on the muslin, there is wrinkling in back, on the shoulder blade. The wrinkles look like they are pointing to the armhole. I used a sloped shoulder alteration. It brought up the dart to my bust apex , but there is still a bit of wrinkling and the shoulder seams are too short.
Should I have used a different technique in order to remove the wrinkling in the shoulder?
Should I cut the size up and then alter the fit? I also had to alter the flare along the hip because it was too tight.
Thank you for your help. I really want this pattern to work out because I think it is fantastic basic to have in my small collection.