I decided to whip up a Japanese sewing book tunic I'd cut out a while ago. Navy linen/cotton blend body and Liberty-like lawn trim. I was going to make cute little covered buttons to go up the front and close the back (you'll have to imagine those for now).
It was all going pretty well until I put the shoulder seams together. The front just looked off. Too narrow. The back was a fine width, maybe a little too wide but I thought it could have just appeared that way because of the freakishly narrow front?
So check this out. I put the sleeves in, and this is what I have.
The flat picture at the top shows the seams a lot better - they're wayyyyy into the inside of the shirt instead of near the armhole, which would be natural.
It didn't call for bust darts at all, I assumed because of the gathers that would hit around the bust area?
What do I do with this???
If I take off the sleeves and bind the armholes will it be ok? I think at this point that's my only hope. I'm afraid it's going to look like a racerback shirt, only with the racer part in the front!
I'm so disgusted because I love this fabric and I love the pattern's concept and I'm just bummed that it's so weird.
I need help.