Time to tackle my Aust Home Journal teenage frock ! - a reminder:
The pattern is for a 24inch waist, so I thought I'd measure the pieces with the darts 'darted' and the seam allowances marked.
Anyway, I figured I'd just make this up and see where to go from there.
Cue a cute print scored yesterday from the Salvos on the highway - 2.9 metres x 90cm wide for a measly $2.
I'm thinking for the back, I could place the pattern piece on the fold at the top of the piece, and pivot it so the bottom part is about 1centimetre in from the fold, thereby giving a bit of extra fabric across the back ? Is that a plan ? Its tightest across the shoulder blades, but fits ok at the top of my shoulders, so don't just want to make the whole piece bigger. I could increase the dart suppression (new word to the vocab here - thanks Sherry!) at the base of the dart to take up the extra fabric? Your views?