When I get a pattern to fit, I use it many times with design and trim variations. Here are a few pictures of ideas that I have been saving, mostly involving tucks which are an inexpensive, fun to sew, and interesting design element.This yoke has many large tucks. My usual method is to create a piece of fabric with a tucked surface and then lay the pattern on it and cut it out.
I saw this shirt in a store while I was out shopping and then found a picture of it online. It has many narrow tucks that are sewn down in opposite directions to form a pattern. This would be easy and looks really intricate. You’d also make a piece of tucked fabric larger than your pattern piece and then cut it out.Same idea, but the tucks are slanted.This is an effective way to use a little bit of lace.Sewing lace motifs around a neckline, but you could also use embroidery.
I still have four or five lengths of fabric to make into tops for M, so I’d better head over to the cutting table.