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« on: March 23, 2010 01:31:28 PM »

I'm making a high waisted sundress (the skirt is really loose), so I'm mostly worried about the bust, but I don't know which size to cut.

My Measurements:
bust- 35"
waist- 27"
hips- 38"
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010 06:26:53 PM »

Can we see the pattern? And what the sizes are?

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010 07:56:04 AM »

Are you my twin!?!?! LOL, if you're a C-cup like me, you'll probably have to do a full bust alteration to make it fit right, UNLESS the pattern comes with different pieces that you choose based on cup size. Here are two ways of doing so:

Bodice with darts: http://www.timmelfabrics.com/fullbustalteration.htm

Bodice with princess seams: http://www.cedesign.com/familyphotos/sewing/info/princessFBA/index.html

As for choosing the size? If the pattern comes with different cup sizes accounted for, use your bust measure (in this case, 35 inches). If you will have to adjust the pattern using the methods above, measure around your upper ribcage (just above your breasts) and use that measurement so that the shoulders will fit properly. Be aware that some pattern companies (*cough cough* I'm looking at YOU, Simplicity!) tend to be drafted with too much ease, so measure all the relevant pieces for the size you end up choosing, subtract the seam allowances, and make sure the the number you come up with is only about an inch bigger than you are (it should be comfortable, not saggy, right?).

Hope that helps and good luck Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010 09:42:16 AM »

It's a Butterick pattern. I appear to be right in between 12 and 14, so I'm trying the twelve, and if it doesn't fit, I'll go back and get a fourteen.
*the pattern does have darts in the bodice.
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