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« on: June 03, 2012 02:39:41 PM »

I made Simplicity 2217, view C. I had to adjust it by grading up and adding 8" to it as the biggest size was 12 (I should be in 22 per measurements, 46-34-46). My high bust is 38" (I wear bra size 34K) so I always have to do a ginormous FBA.  I ended up removing most of what I added in because the thing fit like a misshapen tent. Granted, I can never seem to get an FBA right.  Roll Eyes Not quite sure what I do wrong.
I got the skirt to fit finally but the back bodice is still way way too long; it pools at my lower back and the neckline is too high, up near my hairline. The mock wrap front is too loose.

Rather than set it on fire I'd like to fix it. Help!

I can't seem to upload pics from my device.  Angry

« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012 06:24:29 PM »

Lol having the same issues with this pattern  at the moment .
You cant just upgrade this pattern , will ruin the fit .

Ok this is what i did :
Take the front piece pattern

First you need to get the length of the top part right : Hold the pattern against yourself and see how much  you need to add so it ends at the bottom parts of your boobs .

As soon as you know that  trace your pattern on a piece of paper  and add the amount you need to the bottom part .
If you have done that  you have the borders  , nothing needs too be  added there anymore.
Mine has to be 5 cm longer, so that also means that i have the pleats 5 cm longer .
You need too add the extra length of you piece to your pleats .
Dont forget to mark that

Now adjust the width of the piece:
Once again hold the original front piece in front off you :
Hold it as if it would fit . You now can see how much you need to add so that the coupe line ( sorry dont know how to translate that one)  is in it's right place .
Add that too the traced pattern piece.
do follow the line of the " coupe"

See how much you need to add to the width of the strap part and also add that on the traced piece .
Your  front piece should now fit you perfect .

Ok now the Cup pieces:

First trace it on a piece off paper .
Add the same amount of cm to the bottom off  this piece as you did on the front piece.
Hold it  once again in front off you and see how much you need to the side
Add that to the traced piece

Hold it against yourself again and see if you aren't; showing to much on the armhole.
You might  need to add some thing there too , so it ain't to low .

Backpart , again trace it  and add the same amount off cm to the bottom edge as on the first 2 pieces.
Than hold it and see how much you need to add to the side .

You now should have a top part that fits

The way you describe it you should have enough fabric to fix it .
Sorry if my English doesn't make sense right away  Embarrassed

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012 10:08:48 PM »

Awesome! Thank you so much. I completely forgot about the pleats.

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