SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Can you do a full bust adjustment on this kind of bodice? ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Can you do a full bust adjustment on this kind of bodice?
unhgoose
unhgoose
Member since 6/8/09
Posts: 6
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/12 2:34 PM

I have sewn kids clothes and diapers and have just started sewing clothes for me. My first dress is McCalls 5042. I am a fairly busty lady and I didn't learn about the existence of full bust adjustments until after I'd cut out this dress and started putting it together.

It is 90 % done (zipper needs help and it needs to be hemmed) and I can try it on.

It is pretty and mostly flattering, but pretty loose right below my bust. Is there anyway to fix that?

Should I stick to silhouettes with darts so I can do FBAs? Should I stay away from bodices that are pieced together like this?
Thank you for any advice!


Line drawing of pattern
-- Edited on 5/7/12 2:36 PM --

andye
andye  Friend of PR
Beginner
Virginia USA
Member since 5/9/09
Posts: 1881
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/12 2:39 PM

Let's just fix that code, shall we?



McCall's 5042

------
Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

MissCelie
starstarstarstar
MissCelie  Friend of PR
Maryland USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 2142
Board Moderator
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/12 2:54 PM

This is about the easiest FBA possible. It's a princess seam. Nancywin's directions

You're going to be thrilled :)
-- Edited on 5/7/12 2:57 PM --

------
Cidell
www.missceliespants.com

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
Kansas USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3256
Send Message

      



Date: 5/7/12 3:08 PM

Since you've already cut everything out, you may be able to salvage things by making the princess seams a little deeper. Try it on inside out and see if you can pin out some of the fullness along those seams. If it's too loose in the shoulders, you may be able to do the same thing to the shoulder straps.

Good luck!

------
~Gem in the prairie

unhgoose
unhgoose
Member since 6/8/09
Posts: 6
Send Message

      



In reply to andye <<


Date: 5/7/12 3:09 PM

Thanks, I couldn't figure it out.

unhgoose
unhgoose
Member since 6/8/09
Posts: 6
Send Message

      



In reply to MissCelie <<


Date: 5/7/12 3:10 PM

Thank you, those are great instructions. Also, I read your blog and love it!

unhgoose
unhgoose
Member since 6/8/09
Posts: 6
Send Message

      



In reply to stirwatersblue <<


Date: 5/7/12 3:13 PM

Thank you, I'm going to try it when I get home. I generally can only sew when the little ones are napping on the weekend, so it's taken me a month to get this far and I was really worried I was going to have to settle on a bad fit.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Can you do a full bust adjustment on this kind of bodice?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Register

McCall's 4728

photo
by: Foutchy

Review
McCall's 5890

photo
by: SheBear032...

Review

Pattern

Paradiso Designs Lolita Simple Skirt Formula Pattern

Paradiso Designs Lolita Simple Skirt Formula Pattern

Buy Now
Sew Chic The Tia Dress Pattern (ln1312)

Sew Chic The Tia Dress Pattern (ln1312)

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.