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« on: October 28, 2005 10:14:14 AM »

I saw a thread about fat girls and skirts and i was wondering if anyone knows a flattern easy pattern for shirts (big chested)? not just a tube top or halter. i have tried to make a fidure fitting shirt but i could get the chest aera right..  any advice. also does anyone have pictures of big girl stuff they have made. i an a size 26 and i usually wear a xxx shirt. mini example   of my body type
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006 04:06:13 PM »

How cute, I love your little figure drawing.  Stay tuned on this board for shirt ideas.  Plus, there are some listed already, so look around and stay in touch for more ideas.

« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006 08:40:06 PM »

I think this look is really flattering: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=9840&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1357&iMainCat=49 to mask a tummy arm flab but emphasize bust. I'd like to know how to make it. Seems pretty easy--a back panel and two front ones, but I want to know how to do the front so the bust gets a decent amount of coverage but is still sexy. Any ideas?

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006 04:19:11 PM »

One might need to add some gathering (sheared) under the bustline to allow enough coverage of the breasts. This would be a really flattering pattern I should think. I'd also suggest measure carefully to allow enough fabric for good coverage.  I imagine it would be beautiful in a light weight jersey knit or a silky type of fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006 08:11:58 PM »


I have a tummy and big breasts. so usually shirts like that show off what I want and hide what I want. Get what I mean?

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006 08:20:23 PM »

I am wondering if you ladies can suggest patterns that show off the girls but dont look trashy...
I mean I want to go out to the bar and look hot but not easy.
Like this...
I think that she has the right amount of cleavage. It looks sexy but good.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006 09:12:31 PM »

it's as much the proper bra as anything else. for me, i can wear a square tank top and it'll look MUCH more skanky than a v neck that goes down to the bottom of my breasts - depending on what bra i have on.

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006 11:06:54 PM »

i think really fitted button down shirts are very flattering for bigger girls

i don't really care for the clingly super strech fabric i see in a lot of plus sized stores. i think it just makes people look fatter.

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006 09:14:29 PM »

Can I just say I am so excited to have a section of craftster for those of us who are a little more curvy than others!!! I am rather busty too. I have noticed that if I find something that fits loosely (like not suffocating "the girls") then the shoulder seams go down to the middle of my upper arm. Is this the case with any one else or am I alone?

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2006 04:58:05 PM »

it happens to me to - i work at american eagle and ALL the stuff does it to me, it's really frusterating... mediums are a bit too tight and with large the shoulder seam hangs way too much Sad it sucks.

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