You can see below that as well as these alterations I've also lengthened the bodice. I'm not convinced I've done the right thing on the back bodice piece, but should know later today as I intend on assembling the muslin this afternoon...
1. Baking parchment/greaseproof paper - It makes a fantastic substitute for pattern paper (when you forget to stock up and don't have anywhere you can buy locally, ahem!!) and is cheap as chips!!
2. Curtain weights - they're really handy as pattern weights. I removed the ones in the first set of photos, from some thrifted curtains I'd hacked up for another project, and they're just perfect for holding the paper in place when tracing and drafting. Who knew! (Probably everyone apart from me...;)
How are you doing with your muslin? Have you discovered any nifty little tricks recently that you're quietly impressed with?