As below: pencil is pattern dart for my size (4). click pencil is dart I adjusted to.
I lengthened the pattern by 4 inches and chose to gather instead of pleat the front. I also lowered the armscye by 1/2 inch and they are still a bit tight in front.
I used a silky soft Rayon Challis. It cut like butter. I used the same fabric to bind the arms and neck.
The tank is square shaped - I knew this going in - but I hoped my drapey fabric would help that. It didn't. The shape is still square and I have poof going on in the front under bust and over the stomach area.
1. tucked in 2. untucked 3. seeing how an elastic casing would look
I am throwing in the towel on this one! I think this top is just not fit for my body type. Many people have had success and I wish I could say the same. I thought about putting in an elastic casing as seen in third pictures (mocked it with a tie to see how it would look). I don't think that would look very good so I guess this becomes a pj shirt.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~