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Bodice and D/DD cup pieces
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Date: 7/26/13 11:07 AM

I bought the Amazing fit pattern 2648 and while I need a size 16 for the bodice based on high bust measurements, I need more in the pricess seam cup than the pattern comes with (just a D).

I was thinking of buying the women's sized pattern to use the DD cup piece rather than trying to do a FBA adjustment on the D pieces, and if I still need more than the DD, to do the FBA on that.

Joann's is having a sale on Simplicity patterns again next week for $1 each so I thought it was worth a shot.

Has anyone else tried this? Does it work?



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Date: 7/26/13 1:35 PM

Kim, are you a DD? I could use the D cups when I was a DD(I'm now a DDD). I think if you try and use the larger pattern piece, it will throw off other things. Try running up a muslin with the D cup and see what happens. I would suggest just adding a bit to the D. If you have the Fit For Real People book, take a look at page 153. They show how to add a little bit (1/2 inch or less) to a princess seam. It's not as involved as a total FBA.

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Date: 7/26/13 2:42 PM

I am a 34ff...

Here are my measurements:

HB 38"
FB 41"
Ribcage underbust, 34

I muslined the bodice in a size 16 with the D cup and only used 1/2" SA in order to try and get just a tad more space. But it still pulled across the widest part of my bust. Back and side seams were in the correct places on me.

I opened the seam between the notches on the princess seams and it looks like I need to add about another half inch in (more if I was to use the 5/8" SA) at the widest point on the side cup panel.

Or maybe the thing to do as we think this through is to compare the two cup size pieces (d and dd) and overlap the two to create a new custom piece, which might be just the same trouble as taking my D cup piece and doing a FBA to add the 1/2".

I don't have the PP book. Do they suggest adding the 1/2" or less where you needed onto the piece and then blending out the addition into the original lines?

I found this idea for making the adjustment too, and I think she is referring to the pages you are:


Kadiddlehopper FBA mashup

Sigh..... And I thought sewing would be easier than cramming into RTW.

Thanks,
Kimber
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Date: 7/26/13 6:44 PM

Honestly, I would just go ahead and do an FBA. Debbie does a great job of showing how it's done on her Stitches and Seams blog.

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