Some days I forget to take my own advice.
Case in point: I have been making the same adjustments for years, but it was late (at least that is the excuse I am going with) when I was cutting into the muslin for my next Britex project. After cutting two of the skirt pieces, I realized that I should have added my torso length to those pieces – whoops! Since I already had cut two, I decided/hoped that this was going to be the pattern that did not need a single adjustment, and powered on. Big mistake. The muslin did not fit correctly through the hips . . . surprise, surprise. I started messing with side seams, but I was losing the curves and getting frustrated.
The only thing to do was start again. Turns out it would have been much more efficient to toss the first two skirt pieces. Ggrr.
Because my trusted alteration of lengthening the torso once again did the trick.
This also gave me another opportunity to play with the added sleeve pieces.
I like to start out with an existing pattern piece, but as you can see, I ended up with something quite different.
A shortcut I used to take was pinning myself into a muslin. But really, how much time does it take to baste in a zipper? Not much, especially since it does not need to be pretty.
And the reward is so worth it!
I suppose it was a good reminder to stick with what works!