Issue #1: Do I have a round back? I know you can't see me, but the pattern falls away from my neck. I do have rounded shoulders. There's also a gap at the back armhole.
I know this is gonna sound crazy, but could my butt (ha ha) and sway back be part of the problem? Could the curve from the top of my rear to my waist be so severe that it causes the pattern to hang differently at the neckline? I realized my dress form needs some work because the top is much shorter on me. Anyhoo. Can you kinda see how the top stands away from Ruby's rear? By the way, she is wearing my Burda 8629 muslin. This twill is now a muslin because I didn't realize there wasn't a nap layout. Live and learn.
Okay. Does it really take this many tucks for my sway back or am I doing something wrong?
How on earth am I going to true this (Issue #2)? Seriously. How do you suggest I true it? Do you see the new grainline in green? Next to the original, it looks like a dart! The wonky center back I'm sure contributes to the issue at the neckline, but I have that problem when I try on unaltered tissue.
The top is supposed to be close fitting. Do I have it pinned too tight?
Back to the truing. the vertical green line you see at the neckline is what hangs over the ruler when I compare the top edge of the pattern to the bottom edge. (I think I measured it right.) When I fold the pattern under along that line, the pattern sits flat against my back.