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Dart part of the empire waist construction
Julie-Ann

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Date: 8/12/07 2:39 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have some 1960's retro mod fabric that I would like to use with Simplicity 3833 Here are the -- Line Drawings

Because I have 36DDD girls, I was thinking that I could basically use an empire waist FBA. However, what is concerning me is that the dart is part of the waist seam. I'm guessing that I will need to slash the skirt as well as the bodice in order to give me the dart that I'll need. (Upper bust =38, full bust=43, chest below bust =35...I usually use princess lines because of this issue)

Any thoughts on this? Am I heading down the right path?

Thanks!

Julie
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Date: 8/12/07 3:31 PM

Yes, you'll have to cut the skirt also for the FBA. I think if you pin the skirt to the bodice and pretend that the darted area is filled in with tissue, then you could just increase the side seam dart as shown in FFRP. I agree that princess lines are easier to do an FBA on.

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Date: 8/12/07 3:53 PM

Ah! Yes! That makes total sense!

I hadn't thought about pinning the skirt to the bodice to do the adjustment. Now that you mention it, my first reaction is to slap my head as if I could have had a V-8 because it will make it so much easier to do. I am very glad I asked!

Thanks!

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Date: 8/12/07 3:58 PM

The bodice seam and the center front seam are just design lines cut into A-line shift dress. If you take out the design lines, you just have a darted a-line dress. Amazing how those design lines/seams fool the eye into thinking something more is going on.

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Date: 1/9/14 2:13 PM

I'm doing a sew along for this pattern, and just posted a tutorial on how to do an FBA for this dress: http://rosiewednesday.blogspot.com/2014/01/shift-dress-sew-along-full-bust.html

I hope it helps!

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Date: 1/9/14 8:03 PM

You replied to a post 6 1/2 years old. However, it could still help someone. :)
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Date: 1/10/14 10:51 AM

Yes, that was my hope! It's old, but it's the first thing you see when you search for an FBA on this pattern. I used this thread as a starting point to figure out what to do, so I thought a more detailed tutorial might be helpful!

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