This dress was made using the same Burda /Alabama Chanin mash-up that I’ve been writing about. I do these pattern changes because once the pattern fits, I like to stick with it. The basic change is the neckline.
The first image is the original wrap neckline (folded down the center front). I copied the wrap neckline from the shoulder seam about 10 inches down. Then I drew in the scoop neckline. The center picture is both necklines layered on top of each other.The final pic is the scoop neckline with the wrap neckline folded down. I tape the necklines on top of each other so that I don’t have to copy the whole pattern to have a simple change.
The next step is to make sure the back neckline matches the new width. I might need a second neckline, which I create and tape on just like the front.
If you would like a reference book with a similar philosophy of adjusting patterns that fit, check out Sew Many Dressed, Sew Little Time.