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How do I drop garment bust point but retain modesty?
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Date: 7/16/13 1:00 PM

I am a new sewer - and even newer to stretch fabrics. This Maggy London twist top appealed to me as with 2 pieces, it seemed easy. I am tall so needed extra length - the only lengthening line marked on pattern was below waistline whereas pattern was too high in waistline too. I lengthened above waistline and below waistline at designated point. I managed to sew garment but the seams which should go under bust are about 2" too high and so go across my bust which looks awful. The whole thing was a bit of a jigsaw and I can't see how to lengthen between bust and shoulder to drop bust area. And keep modesty!
I'd welcome advice
Thank you
Anne

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Date: 7/17/13 7:17 PM

There are 15 PR members that have reviewed that top. Check out their reviews and see if any of them had similar problems. Perhaps one of them will see your post and can help you out.

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Date: 7/29/13 8:36 AM

You could try adding the 2" length just above the horizontal empire waist seam in front and the corresponding point in back. To prevent disappointment, try this new pattern out on an inexpensive knit first.

As far as "modesty" goes, in a twist top the depth of the neckline is determined by the height of the knot which is determined by the height of the horizontal empire waist seam. So if you lower the horizontal seam by adding 2" of fabric above the seam, you will automatically lower the knot and the neckline.

If you prefer not to show that much skin, you should avoid the twist top and pick a different style. There are many patterns that have interesting V-neck type necklines which can be raised or lowered to suit your preference.

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Date: 7/30/13 8:39 AM

Thank you. I'll try this. I'm more concerned about the poison of the seam than the modesty but I do think I need to look out alternative designs as this is more complex than I realised!

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Date: 7/30/13 9:32 AM

Why not add 2" to the bottom seam of the empire waist and remove 2" from the bottom seam of the shirt??

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