BTW, I was just talking to one my knitting padwans that is working on this design.
She’s very curvy, like roller coaster, traffic stopping curvy;)
Keep in mind, the top of the body torso is approximately at the same height as the bottom edge of the sleeve/ armpit.
She decided that was a tad too much skin to show but she still liked the open neckline. I also knew that the original pattern would give her a uniboob. So I taught her how to shortrow enough to make room for her girls and let her breathe properly.
We also added a few shortrows on the top of the body tube in the front to give a bit more coverage. She prefers it when guys actually make eye contact when they talk to her:-P
She simply divided the front and back half, and with the front half, she added centered shortrows in decreasing increments of 2-5%. So if you have a total of 100 stitches for the front half, you’ll be decreasing by 2-5 stitches for each row.
She did this for 8 rows with 3 stitch decreases for each row and then bind-off the whole body tube (total of 24 stitch decrease) . She did a bit of experimenting with how much to decrease. She came to decide on 8 rows based on how much of the sleeve stitches she was going to seam to the front. She ended up seaming up 12 stitches on each side.
Is that as clear as mud, eh?