Through both pregnancies and all the weight loss and gain that goes with that the one consistent measurement has been my shoulder width. I’ve been a 34 in Burda though my weight has been all over the map. Period. But I’m starting to think that I need to revisit that measurement as tops are starting to fall off of the edge of my shoulders.
I wonder if in all of my working out that I finally lost some width in my arms themselves that apparently brought in the edge of my shoulders (because it would appear that my shoulder width has not changed by much even though shoulders are too wide on me these days).
Take this top for instance. It is Burda 7433 in a nice wool jersey from Denver Fabrics. I’m happy with the width and reasonably how everything fits in general, except that the top of the sleeves are falling off of my shoulders. Because of the width of the shoulders, the princess seams are falling outside of where they should be as well.
So I’m asking for help. I know that I need to do a narrow shoulder adjustment of some sort, but can I do that though I’ve made the garment minus hems? My idea was to split apart the princess seam and make a dart of sorts in the front to take out some width, easing in the back shoulder to match. Is this a legitimate way to retrofit?