|The gathering in the dart area-- well-hidden by the print.|
|Hard to see, but the pleat replacing gathering in the shoulder area.|
Aside from cutting the top front and back pieces at the waistline, that was the only adjustment I performed on the pattern pieces. In sewing, I replaced the gathering on the front shoulder seam with a single pleat double-needle hems with machine blind stitching, and I stabilized the waist seam with elastic.
|The finished product, ready for a long day of marketing workshop and serving as a dresser at a fashion show.|