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« on: March 23, 2011 04:48:13 AM »

NOt sure if its fine to link direct to this, but here it is:
I have a pattern for a circle yoked tank (simplicity its sew easy 2692 equivalent ETA: I just googled that pattern number and it comes up with something completely different than what I have so I don't know how much help that is).
I'd like it to look like this top (only with wider flutters for the "sleeves" to hide my upper arms a bit more.
How can I add the top boob pleats instead of the gathers and make the sides fairly fitted looking?  WOuld pleating look weird for someone with a large bust?
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011 12:11:59 AM »

Ooh I'm not sure but that is a cute top! I hope someone can help you! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 05:25:51 PM »

I personally would keep the gathers. I looked and thought about having just a pleat above the boobs might make it too fitted. Pleats on larger girls isn't bad it just makes everything in the bust area tighter and a little rough to put on/take off. My suggestion is start larger and then form fit in from there.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011 06:03:51 PM »

You might want to move the zipper to the side so you can streamline the fit.  http://www.uniquepatterns.com/education/sewing-insider/

Stick to the gathers, pleating isn't always a good look on us busty types.  The pleats tend to stretch out over the girls in a very unflattering way. 
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