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Are there patterns for full busts that don't need adjusting?
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Date: 4/17/07 12:21 PM

Yes, I want to be lazy! I've put on a few pounds and it seems to be all in the bust - and now shopping is depressing because nothing fits the boobs!

So I've been looking for top/dress patterns that wouldn't be difficult with a FBA (I'm still new at it), but even that can be frustrating. So, I thought I'd ask if you experts out there knew of some patterns that I could check out that the work was already done? :D

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Date: 4/17/07 12:24 PM

Silhouette Patterns by Peggy Sagers have separate patterns pieces for B, C and D cups. Also, I think Simplicity has a few patterns done the same way.

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Date: 4/17/07 1:40 PM

Here's a link to the B-C-D Collection at the Simplicity website. B-C-D Another possibility would be Hot Patterns, which seems to have a generous cup allowance that fits many of us without a FBA.


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Date: 4/17/07 3:57 PM

Petite plus patterns are drafted for a larger bust--D cup. The smallest size is 14, so take that into consideration when looking at the patterns.

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Date: 4/17/07 4:26 PM

Sandra Betzina's Vogue patterns are drafted for a C-cup, at least in the larger sizes. Can anyone confirm what they are in the smaller/mid sizes?

La Fred patterns are also for C-cups.

Knits can be very forgiving. The Thia Tee and SB's tee V8151 are both great and would probably fit a D-cup without much alteration.
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Date: 4/17/07 5:40 PM

The smaller sizes, A-C are drafted for a B-cup. Doesn't LaFred draft for a C-cup?
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Date: 4/17/07 5:57 PM

I think SB's sizes A-C are for a B-cup, D-F are C-cup, and the rest are D-cup.

Anyone else feel as if they're trying to read a bowl of alphabet soup?

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Date: 4/17/07 6:24 PM

Amazingly, I found Butterick 4986 to be a pattern I could use right out of the envelope. I think others have found this to be true, too.

It's a variation of the twist top that's so popular - it's pretty easy and turned out great!

I think there have been reviews on it.

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Date: 4/17/07 10:27 PM

Purrfection also has some patterns drafted for B-C-D cups.

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Date: 4/18/07 9:13 AM

Quote: Karla Kizer
I think SB's sizes A-C are for a B-cup, D-F are C-cup, and the rest are D-cup.



Anyone else feel as if they're trying to read a bowl of alphabet soup?

okay, that would explain why V8151 only needs the bust point repositioned. Not to mention it is harder to figure this out in a knit, so... no wonder!

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