I am relatively new to sewing garments, my skill level is such that I can navigate a pattern just fine, but I don't really know how to alter it.
The problem that I'm facing is that I sew the correct size in whatever pattern and it is inevitably too big for my boobs. Like WAY too big for my boobs. I am pretty sure I'm not making any mistakes measuring myself and I'm following the size guidelines.
I wear a size 0 or 2,
I'm 31" around the bust, 28" under, 25" waist, 35" hips. According to this Vogue package in front of me, that puts me somewhere between a pattern size 6 and 10, but I always make it to 6 since that's the closet to my bust measurement.
But when I got the garment together, it's massive! It's too big over my boobs, and even too big around. What am I doing wrong?
I've had the same problem with McCall's patterns as well, but on that one I sewed it to the smallest size and it was huge in the boobs but actually too small around the waist.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: I took some photos to illustrate my problem, there's a McCall's pattern and a Vogue pattern that have both given me... difficulties... http://flickr.com/photos/mschristine/2389432320/