I chose to cut the bodice of Simplicity 3803 on the bias because I needed just a little give in the bust cup and was too lazy (read: don’t know how) to do a FBA. I also added 1/2 an inch to the bottom of the bodice front and back. I took the advice of Marji and the coaching of Dawn to stabilize the neckline and help it hug my chest.
This pattern does not call for a skirt lining but I highly recommend it. Otherwise you may find the skirt in between your legs while walking. I lined the skirt in a white 100% cotton Italian batiste (imagine the softest thinnest lightest bed sheet. That’s how good it feels) from Metro Textile‘s.
Skirt is constructed and attached, all that’s left is the hemming! Hopefully by this upcoming weekend and in time for a summer party it’ll be all done.