Member since 8/7/08
Date: 9/27/13 6:33 PM
For Halloween, I'm making Simplicity 2072, the sailor view. I'm having a hard time fitting the bodice, though; I'm a 32DDD (Victoria's Secret sizing, so probably more like a DD). The bottom of the bodice doesn't come all the way down to my underbust, so I need to alter the pattern. I understand the concept of a FBA on a pattern that will either have tank sleeves or regular sleeves, but the strapless thing is throwing me for a loop.
Any suggestions as to how I should go about doing this? A photo of the pattern piece is attached!
-- Edited on 9/27/13 6:33 PM --
And as you sew, so shall you rip.
Member since 3/30/13
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 9/28/13 1:12 AM
Do you know how much you need to add?
I would make a copy of your pattern piece, and then make a horozonal line on the copy just above the dart all the way across the piece, cut on the line and add in a piece of paper x inches high which adds the length you need.
Create a muslin and then go from there on finalizng the fit. You may or may not need to then adjust the dart on your muslin, either in the length or width.
-- Edited on 9/28/13 1:17 AM --
Member since 8/9/11
Date: 9/28/13 5:37 PM
Another way to handle this problem is layer it over a pattern you do know how to fit. Matching the bust point and center front. Note that the side dart here is in the curve in the seam under the bust.
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