I recently bought a shirt made in a fine linen which has panels of pintucks in the front where darts could be . This results in a lovely but restrained release of fabric over the bust , a nipping in at the waist and then a release over the hips .
I love the shirt but I don’t like its dropped shoulder and would like to use a pattern which has a better fit across the shoulders and collar area .I have such a pattern but It doesn’t have darts in the front which I could use to create the tucks. My question is how do I add in fabric to make a dart allowance which I can use in the pintucks without rotating out the bust dart which I need as I have a D cup, and ending up with too much fabric over the bust and the hip?
I am sure that you brains out there can help????