|Butterick 5355 raglan tunic in silk charmeuse|
I moved the sash carriers down from where the pattern has them marked ... and they still feel a bit high when I put it on. Or maybe I should have graded the hips out a little, considering I went down one size from the measuring chart.
Another observation: silk charmeuse makes a very poor self-fabric sash! Then again, the charmeuse would probably slide against fine grain sandpaper (might be an exaggeration) but I am thinking a sash made from a fabric that stays tied may have been a smarter choice. Despite this, I still like how it looks ... except that neckline. If my handbaste-and-gather idea works though, I will be pleased.
Final note: The neckline is still wide even with going down one size, and I will need to be careful about the bra straps playing peek-a-boo. I do like this pattern, so will probably make it again.