What I should have done the first time around.
Actually fit the tissue to the dress form. Normally I don’t have anything especially customized about my dress form other than height, and that sometimes slips as the screws in this thing are very old. At one time I had a duct tape dummy but I threw her out when my figure no longer matched. That must have been why I forgot to try the tissue first.
This maternity dummy is wearing one of my old bras so it comes the closest to my actual form than any I have had in awhile. I ended up nipping in a bit at the neckline top, and some at the closure area.
This is my second practice bodice and I am fairly pleased. Went up a cup size, made a few alterations and the fit is much better. During try-on I was a little self-conscious about showing this much of my chest but I keep remembering what the weather is like in August. It will do for around the house. I can always slip on a little jacket if I go out.
The next step of course is sewing it up in the fashion fabric. I am rooting through my stash for the right material and hope to get it cut out today.