I know I mentioned a plaid shirt for hubby ... but I got the proverbial "wild hair" last night and went back to the side dart FBA on the Simplicity 2566 blouse. This time I am using a cute $1/yd cotton print, black with little white dots. The FBA failure has been bugging me, especially with the vest now finished.
Between my last two working brain cells, and discussions with sewists who know more about darts than I do, I decided to leave the dart legs as they were and start pulling the dart point towards the inside by an inch. The dart started to look more normal:
Some of y'all might notice the original darts ... they don't change shape at all. Margaret over at PR pointed that out to me ... guess that is something to keep in mind when messing with darts in general. Perhaps the pattern grading software thinks boobs get smaller as the body gets bigger? HA!
Now, to top of the "I win!" feeling this morning - I finally got a good pic of the buttons on my vest! These beautiful shiny buggers are a royal PITA to photo ... but after several deleted attempts:
Now to cut out the back, collar, and sleeves in the black and white dotted cotton for a cute whimsical blouse ... just for the fun of it.