Today is my first day of posting though not reading, so I can't believe I have missed that there was a curvy craftster section!!! Glad to see it
Anyways, I posted a tank I made today in the other Recon topic, but I think frequenters of this thread might be interested as well. Here is the link the my other post of my Tank Recon: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79284.msg744340#msg744340
I used an idea from another craftster to create my tank (her link is in my post). As you will see, I am pretty busty and definitely a plus size, so when adapting the tut for my plus size figure, measuring was key! My pattern for the sides of the tank looked almost opposite of the one in the tutorial so much so that I thought I did it wrong (and I kinda did...when you are busty...you can't have the "back" part of the pattern stick out as far as the "front." Needless to say, I had to adjust my pins). One thing I learned (besides I don't have boobs on my back, thus do not need to allow for them in the pattern...heehee) is trust your measurements and your own instincts! Here is what my pattern ended up looking like for any curvy girls that would also like to try this cool idea.
(Remember one side has to be less angled out)
I think the key with any clothing construction is to take an idea and make it fit your own body...thats the best thing about making your own clothes! I was also thinking that using this kind of tank construction and making a more empire waist-loose fabric hanging from the bust line - would be cute. Hope this helps!