britgeekgrrl: (jm paris 2010)
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This is really only meant for two people to see - one is a non-LJer, hence this post being public. It will probably go away as soon as advice is acquired. But if you fancy offering some advice, heck, I'm listening.

So, the best I can describe it is... it fits fine across the apex and across my shoulders (when my arms hang down which they aren't in these pix as I'm awkwardly trying to take photos in a mirror) but it's clearly far too broad across the expanse of chest from apex to collarbones (call it the "slope" if you like). So it's not just a matter of simply slicing something off the front panel at the side seams

Click on pic or link to embiggen on all images.

from in front
General front view
. I know, it's too pointy at the bosom, but that's easily fixed, at least - I'll smooth those lines out on the next draft.

from above
Trying to better show the issue


closeup
Reaching forward with my oh-so-toned arms, the problem becomes particularly apparent


grabbing_gap
Grabbing the gap


bodice pattern
This is the pattern I worked out from my basic bodice sloper
. It's entirely possible I've done something fundamentally WRONG right here. Enlightenment appreciated!
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