Wow what a great class! Lorraine has a great understanding of pattern drafting, KUDOS!
Usually I do the shaping and making personal adjustments in two separate classes but in Lorraine's case I felt she would really understand the concept especially because she is a confident sewer to begin with so we added the dressmaker dart PLUS took into account the difference at the sides between the front and back AND the half shoulder width on the back to more accurately make a base dart that gives enough room for the bust on the front!
This is the cure for the affliction called "gaposis" at the armhole! Something most if not all women with a larger bustline suffer from! I have a video on youtube that shows the draft adjustments using actual measurements.
Another video that shows the fitting
Lorraine please take a look at these videos as a reference guide. Homework is to create a mock using pattern drafted in class with personal measurements. Draft another pattern using different measurements taking into account what the numbers are saying to make any necessary adjustments. If there is time draft a second pattern with different measurements again, the more you practice the better you will understand the role numbers play in fitting a garment even before any fabric is in the picture.
Have a good two weeks!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"