Jo kindly commented on my Taffy blouse, and also inquired about my pattern alterations. I thought a couple of pictures might assist in explaining what I did. I apologize in advance if this is mostly gibberish. My sewing vocabulary is still somewhat limited. 🙂
The red line indicates the original cutting line. I added some paper, and traced a new neckline using a french curve, and tried to follow the shape of the original line as much as possible. (Do you like my ghetto painter’s tape? I ran out of regular tape.)
I cut out my pieces with this alteration only. Then I pinned them together and realized that the shoulder line (where the sleeve would be attached to the bodice) was sitting too far off my shoulders. To remedy that, I drew a new shoulder line right on my fabric pieces with chalk. Again, I tried to mirror the original cutting line. Then I cut off the excess. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of this second alteration. Basically, the alteration looked something like this: (Imagine the green line is the new line I drew and cut along.)
I didn’t change the sleeves at all.