I'm currently in the midst of a mock-up for a taffeta dress I've got to wear this weekend. First problem so far is the bust darts. I added 8 extra inches to the bodice pattern (fba), so that would be 4 inches on each side. But when I try to dart this in (both by just sewing the darts, and by trying to "drape" pin them over my corseted figure), they just will not turn out properly.
I know to put them at that "V" angle, and two for each side, and I'm ending them about mid bust. But If they fit smooth at the front, like how they are supposed to, then there are these super gross pull lines from waist to armhole at a diagonal that I just CANNOT get rid of...is there anyway I could do a side bust dart as well? If I did this I think that might fix the problem.
Any suggestions would be welcome I'm literally about to just-blah-go crazy. (At least I was able to fit the back smooth