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Topic: I hate shirts without spandex(40" bust 27" waist)  (Read 1371 times)
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« on: August 05, 2007 07:06:58 PM »

Hello I need help into fitting into regular  tops without them having any stretch and not having the top too tight or the middle baggy. Its hard to find shirts that fit my measurements Cry any suggestions, comments or rants are appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007 07:17:17 PM »

I just hate that things that fit dont and things that fit my top but, not my middle make me look like i have a pot belly
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 10:47:05 AM »

Hey you live in my lovely world! LOL! I have a 50 inch bust.... and about a 38 inch waste. Nothing was meant to fit me. Everything has no form or is a tent. If it fits my waste my breasts are spilling out the top or are smashed to a una boob as I like to call it. I've found a couple of commercially done shirt that fit me nicely and made patterns out of them. I now redo all my shirts I buy to exactly those ones in measurements. Works wonders. I no longer have a una boob or so much cleavage exposed that people question my profession! LOL!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 01:11:55 PM »

I have something of the same problem (46" bust, 31" waist).  And ginormous hips to boot Smiley.  Anything that fits my chest and hips makes me look like a sack of potatoes through the waist.

For non-spandex shirts, look for styles that either have princess seams or have a series of darts in the front.  (You probably won't end up with the skin-tight fit that's popular right now, but the darts give enough structure in the waist area to do away with the sack-of-potatoes look.)  If you've got a sewing machine, you can add darts in many shirts to slim them through the middle.  Your darts should start one or two inches BELOW the pointiest part of your bust, otherwise you get weird little points and puckers in a very noticeable area.  If you're really ambitious, you could smock the shirts below the bust, which would look fashionable and would give a very nice fit at the waist.
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007 02:15:14 PM »

Yeah I just graduated from a catholic school (thank god-no pun intended) and the shirts are designed in such a way to hide the figure so I ended up looking 20 pounds heavier.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007 07:46:20 AM »

I know this is old, but learn to place darts.

Take a shirt you would not mind loosing if it does not turn out right and place either darts to the sides of the bust, about the middle or straight up and down underneath.

And of course, wrap shirts give you all of the room you could ask for in the bust area while sinching in at the waist.

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