I have a bunch of clothes I bought secondhand. Now I’m altering a Jones New York linen jacket and pants. I put a dart from the shoulder seam toward the bust (open at the end) to remove some of the shapelessness in the front and pull the shoulder in (I don’t like the overhanging shoulder look).
Being pear-shaped, I don’t want to decrease the jacket above the waist too much but I would like to shape the boxy look a bit (my bust is small). Would an open-ended dart at the waist work with linen? If not, what should I use front and back to give some shape?