I am going to do some simple, simple grading and a little custom adjustment.
Bust, waist, back waist length, bust point to point and bust point to waist.
I am an older lady and my bust is lower than it used to be.🙃
I decided to give myself 4" ease in the bust instead of 6" like the patterns calls for and 1" ease in the waist instead of the zero ease that pattern has.
So, I needed to add 4" to the bust, 4" to the waist and 1/2" length from shoulder to waist.
There was no suggested width in the pattern. I looked in several sewing books I have from the 30s and 40s, but no suggested measurement there either. Since purchased bias tape is cut 1" and finishes at 1/2" after the edges are pressed, I decided to cut this bias 1 1/8" wide just to give myself a little wiggle room. You really wouldn't want it any wider because a wider bias would not easily go around the curve of the neckline.
I suppose if I was smarter I could have cut the bias a little wider (3/8" wider). Then I could have matched up the cut edges while sewing and just trim the excess away after. I had to do some trimming anyway.
My learning curve. I will do it better next time!
Now onto my pants fitting challenge!