Adapting pattern

Hey guys :)
I am making a peasant blouse for a renassance fair. I have a pattern for a regular peasant top, I am wanting to put elastic under the bust and take up the area under the bust so it is not so full. I assume just make the shirt, put it on, mark for where the elastic should go, use bias tape run the elastic right? Then can I take in the bottom part? Or do I need to sew a smaller around piece to the under the bust part? I am very busty with a 45 inch bust and a 35 inch waist. If I need to use a smaller around piece under the bust can I make the shirt, then trim the fabric under the bust elastic, serger the raw edge then attach the bottom piece to it? Maybe camoflauge the seam with a trim of some kind?
I hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance.
Dana
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Dana Compton
Dear Dana,
Many of my students participated in Renfaire activities. They tried to keep their garb as authentic as possible. Using elastic at all is a no-no; putting it under the bust is not the solution. You should think about making a weskit--looks like a corset, but worn over the "peasant blouse," and laced up. I think that piece of garb is called a chemise.
There are all sorts of sites on the 'net for renaissance garb and the making of it. Have a look--it could be a wonderful new hobby.
Teri
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gjones2938
No not anything like that. This is just for fun to go to a fair, not participate. About half the visitors wear something "costumie" the others are in shorts or jeans. I opted for a long skirt and peasant type blouse :) If the shirt does not work out I will just do a tank top that matches the skirt.
Dana
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Dana Compton
Dana, why not look at these patterns rather than adapting something:
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