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Date: 3/28/11 1:59 PM

I have a few questions for those of you who have sewed the Burda envelope patterns in plus size. How have you found the sizing? Do you find it corresponds accurately to your measurements? If you are large on top, do you choose the size based on your full bust or high bust?
My last questions is about bust adjustments... I am a very beginner sewer so sorry for silly questions. In my last sewing class, the teacher recommended lowering the bust point for tops I was sewing...
Then I read about full bust adjustments.... If you are full busted, do you find doing these adjustments are necessary with the Burda plus patterns?
What about if you are sewing a pattern without a dart, like a vest or cardigan as examples ?

Thank you! Lisa

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Date: 3/28/11 11:00 PM

I believe for any size -regular or plus, you buy for the upperbust. I haven't made a burda Plus pattern so can't help you there but this should bump you up a bit. Also, there is Sewing for plus size topoic which is full of helpful info.

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Date: 3/29/11 0:00 AM

Thank you Julia. I have heard various opinions about whether to go by the high chest or the full bust measurement.
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Date: 3/29/11 0:59 AM

I go by high bust and do a FBA. That means that I won't have to adjust the upper chest and neckline, then I have to add to the hips. You can check out my reviews to see my body type.

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Date: 3/29/11 1:28 AM

I believe Burda Plus is drafted for a C cup. I don't need to do a FBA. Since I am ultra pear, I do draft from 3 sizes, starting at 48 in the shoulders, 50 in the bust and 52 in the hips.
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Date: 3/29/11 9:06 AM

Lisa, I find Burda 46-60 to be drafted for a C cup(as was previously said) and I find they have more ease. If the size 40 has 2" wearing ease, the larger sizes will have more(maybe 3-4").

What type of figure do you have? I find in each pattern line there are different adjustments that need to be made. Make sure you also measure yourself with supportive undergarments, that will make a big difference when fitting the bust/chest etc.

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Date: 3/29/11 10:04 AM

I have had great luck with Burda Plus. I do buy for upper bust, check the finished measurements and make only a small fba if at all. Depending on style, check where the bust point is. I usually must lower mine, but that is because at my age, the girls are looking down more than up. Like Sherril said, buying for upper bust gets the neck and shoulder fit right.

eta: forgot to mention that I am a D or DD cup
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Date: 3/29/11 10:34 AM

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I am a very beginner sewer so sorry for silly questions. In my last sewing class, the teacher recommended lowering the bust point for tops I was sewing...

You'll likely need to lower the bust point on Burda Plus patterns as well -- like almost all patterns, they're designed for "standard" bodies... lol... I don't mean young, necessarily, but before things begin to shift.

If you're using an envelope pattern, I seem to recall the Burda size chart on the pattern tissue shows the bust point for each size, so you can adjust as necessary. (If it's not on the pattern tissue, it's in the magazine sizing info. Maybe it's in both? I'll check later and post the info. here.)

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Date: 3/29/11 10:59 AM

Thanks to all of you! I really appreciate it.... I have not done an FBA before, but I have several tutorials. I have a question for all of you - do you do an FBA for items like vests, jackets or just for blouses/tops/tunics?

I am full figured but well proportioned - my bust is maybe an inch bigger than my hips and I still have a waist! LOL I have a large bust though so I know I will have to do an FBA on top patterns. I am much bigger than a C cup....!!

I was just about to work on this Burda pattern - 7394
I am making the sleeveless vest - not the pants! Who looks good in pants like that??

Thanks again for all of your input.....I think the high bust measurement makes sense. I just made a Vogue very light jacket out of sweatshirt material and I used my full bust measurement and the jacket is too big.....
This is a bit frustrating because I am just on the edge of misses into plus which makes choosing which size to cut confusing.

Lisa

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Date: 3/29/11 5:56 PM

Yes you need to do an FBA in vests, jackets and coats unless the pattern has already been designed for a C or D cup.
You still select your size by the upper chest meaurement then use the pattern piece with the cup size you need.
I have had really good luck with Simplicity multi cup sizing.
Also with Petite Plus patterns.
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