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Posted on: 10/8/03 12:29 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
I used to do all this measuring to make sure the apex position was correctly marked on my patterns. One day I just held the bodice piece up to my body in front of a mirror, making sure the center front and shoulder seam lines were in the right places and put a magic marker dot at the correct place on the pattern. This has never failed to work beautifully! ALSO - when I had finished adjusting my dress form, I just moved up close to it front-on until the outermost area of my bust (okay, the nipples) touched the form and boom, marked those two spots. Simple minded or ingenius, I ask you! (Don't answer that)

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thaiyal said... (12/9/05 7:05 AM) Reply
This is a wonderful idea! I dont have a magic marker... But I can out these sticky dots...This tip will help me with my fitting! Thank you very much!
Helen Hayes said... (10/25/03 9:29 PM) Reply
You bet. My bust is **always** lower. I pin the seam allow back, pin the line to top of my sholder, straighten out the CF, smooth it down and mark. Just as you said, works like a charm.
Lorna C. Newman said... (10/16/03 5:36 PM) Reply
I do this as well. Measurments seem to be too tedious when it comes to the bustline! We aren't simple minded, we just use what "comes naturally" to help in the sewing proces (pun intended)
Enid E said... (10/8/03 7:38 PM) Reply
Yes ! we are...simplicity in it's truest form(No pun intended)!
Gigi Louis said... (10/8/03 4:33 PM) Reply
I do this too! Surely we are geniuses!
Enid E said... (10/8/03 4:22 PM) Reply
Good Idea..You are a woman after my own heart! This is something I would do and I will try this one for sure.
 
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