Jan was wondering how to narrow the neckline of this (or any) top so I thought I’d just post a quick photo showing how it’s done. The heavy green line is the original neckline. I do not recommend using markers for your pattern work (messy and the lines are too fat) but the pencil lines wouldn’t show up. It’s a little wonky because I traced over the original line freehand just so you could see it. You can see from my notes on the pattern that I brought the neckline in 1″ at the shoulders and raised it 1/2″ at the center front (I had previously lowered it 1.5″ at the center front). The other line you see on the pattern is my facing line. If I plan on using this pattern often I will retrace it onto manila paper. Whenever I retrace or transfer a pattern I always make a note of all adjustments made to the pattern for future reference – usually just numbers and arrows.
Then I used my mini French curve to redraw the neckline and repeat the process on the back. I do have the regular Fairgate French curve but the mini curve is so handy for necklines. I have no idea where to buy these, my friend Cynthia bought this one for me in NYC.
I hope that helps, Jan!