a) I am ridiculously tired and my arm still hurts like a bitch. I'm off to do some yoga, maybe weight-bearing, to keep the area stretched and to improve circulation. If the internet is anything to go on, it's the tetanus portion of the DPT shot that heightens the pain and causes it to linger. Not that this supports my informal vaccine campaign, but I've read it's the most hurty of the immunization shots. All of my recently vaccinated friends have corroborated this. Don't worry though - they're all fine and their arms work perfectly well! And they won't die from complications of pertussis.
b) I've decided to use my T shirt sloper armscye and sleeve dimensions to alter the size 10 Demi-Drape top before I cut or trace it. Interestingly, the curve of the armscye on the Demi-Drape is not so different from that of my sloper. But I'll have to narrow the shoulders by about an inch which is going to make things a bit tricky in terms of knowing how to alter the shoulders of the cowl front piece. The cowl sits atop the front shell but I think it might wrap to the back shell at the shoulder when sewing. I hate spatial reasoning. There are a couple of good posts on this top which I will definitely go back to and read.
c) The reason I don't have the Bengaline from StyleArc is that they didn't send it to me, although it does clearly appear on the order form. So they're express shipping it now. Wonder how long it'll take to get an express package from Australia. If regular mail is anything to go on, let's talk again mid-Feb.