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TalyQ
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Date: 5/19/12 1:27 PM

Hello, I am making a prom dress for my 19 year old. We want to use the bodice from Simplicity 2648. We will do another skirt pattern. This is the first time I am using a Simplicity Amazing fit pattern. I have read the instructions again and again and still am not sure how to pick the size.

It instructs to take the bust measurement and the high bust measurement and then calculate the cup size. We have done that and know she is a B cup. But then it tells you: Select the size which matches those measurements closely. What measurements? Full bust or high bust? For regular patterns for me I use high bust measurement and do a FBA (I am a G cup). But if this is supposed to be for the specific cup size, do I use the full bust measurement? I wish they would have given those instructions better.

If anybody has done these patterns and has advice, I will be thankful.

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Date: 5/19/12 3:20 PM

What are her measurements?

I think they want you to use the B-cup draft for her high bust size. I would lean toward the smaller of two sizes if she's between sizes.

Tissue fitting the shoulders, neck, and arnhole areas should clarify which size would fit better.

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Date: 5/19/12 3:22 PM

TalyQ, I would use the high bust size for the shoulders and the bust size for the bust area. For instance, a 10 in the shoulders, and a 12 for the bust. This is a multisized pattern so blending will be straightforward. Cute pattern!

edited to add: and of course, the B cup pattern pieces.
-- Edited on 5/19/12 3:23 PM --

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Date: 5/19/12 7:46 PM

I agree the instructions for selecting the size are vague. Having sewn a few of Simplicity's Amazing Fit patterns I would use her high bust m'ment. This is what works for me and the people I sew for. However, after finding the size look at the finished garment m'ments too, especially bust to double check the amount of ease and determine if this is her preferred fit. HTH

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Date: 5/20/12 3:26 AM

Thank you all. I will try that on Monday. She did trace size 10, but I will double check her measurements before we cut the muslin.

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