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« on: July 29, 2011 10:01:22 AM »

Hello all, if anybody could help me with this dilemma I would really appreciate it. I've got some odd measurements on my body, and it's making dress-sewing pretty much impossible. I'm a 41-34-40, and the big gap between my bust and hips always looks horrible when I make dresses. Yesterday I tried cutting out different pattern pieces in different sizes (bigger up top, smaller down low) but the finished product still made me look frumpy and much larger than I actually am, even after taking it in at the sides.

The biggest problem seems to be that it fits on my bust, but then everything below that is very baggy and makes me look pregnant (good news for my pregnant sister, who gets the dress, but bad news for me). How should I adjust my patterns so I don't keep having this problem?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 12:56:29 PM »

It sounds like you need to do a full bust adjustment (FBA).  Here's a tutorial and a list of other tutes from Sew, Mama, Sew: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2008/05/full-bust-alterations-or-adjustments-fba/
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 02:47:35 PM »

Thank you so much! So I still cut the rest of the pieces the same, right? Or would they not line up right?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011 06:16:04 PM »

It does take some basic math, but the rest of the pieces are cut to your measurements.
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