A wants me to make her some skirts in addition to the shirts I am trying to make for her, so she sent me some links to skirts that she liked. My favorite is this one:
I remembered that I have a pattern for a nearly identical skirt:
I have been making muslins for the shirts. The first muslin was using the Butterick pattern I showed previously. The problems were too much fabric under the arms, too much fabric across the front chest, and darts in the wrong places. Here it is on Betty-The -Dressform:
It doesn’t look too bad on the dressform, but looked worse on A.
The next attempt was with a pattern I generated out of PMB pattern drafting software. There was really a lot of difference in the fit. The darts are in the right place and the armholes are higher and better fitting. I have to try it on A next time she is home to check it out, but it looks better than the other one.