Align the back tank pattern with the back pants pattern along the center back. Use the recorded measurement between the waist notch and pants upper edge to properly position the pieces.
For the featured jumpsuit, the back was altered to run straight across by drawing a new line from the underarm point to the center back.
At the center front and center back, measure and mark 2 1/2" from the neckline.
Add a grainline to the back facing piece parallel to the center back and a fold grainline on the front facing center front.
Align the center back
of the collar stand with the center-back dress seam.
Measure 2" above the natural waistline on the back pattern along the center back; mark.
Draw a peplum curve, beginning approximately 2" below the back-bodice upper edge at the center back and ending approximately 2" from the front-bodice center front at the high-hip line.
Two problems result: The center back hangs high and the neckline is usually too low.
To correct the problem, add length to the garment center back at the most curved part of the back bulge.