We got some very robust coupons from JoAnns and went on a fabric buying binge. Oddly, we both really liked similar stuff. Normally I trend to dress like the maid..... Anyway, I suspect we will have to claim 'twins' or just stay far apart. As usual, though, we don't care!
When I bought the pattern, I was so enthusiastic that I forgot to buy the 'DD' add-on. I'm going to have to wing it again on the bodice. (although DD doesn't really help - I'd have to add on anyway due to fat).
Last night I traced the bodice pattern and 'guessed' in some modifications. As usual, I cut the back to my size, and expanded the front to one size larger. Then I added an inch and a half of length in the front and about 3/4 inch at each dart. I will try and cut a muslin today and see how I did. If it's a disaster, I will re-trace and actually take measurements. I can always toss the muslin AND the traced pattern. The center panel gives me a lot of leeway in this construction. I think.
Only one question...does the bodice stop directly under the bust, or in that nebulous region betwixt bust and waist? Do I get to decide?
You get to decide where your underbust ends up - where it looks good on you! I can't really tell where it should be from the fashion plates of the time as we know they elongated the body just as we do, so just put that where it looks best on you. Mine will probably be somewhere around the sternum just to have some separation between boob and underboob.