Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Online Sewing Classes on PR > bust too big or just the whole bodice? ( Moderated by Deepika)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
bust too big or just the whole bodice?
not sure which is my problem
jenfromzen
jenfromzen
Beginner
NY USA
Member since 3/14/11
Posts: 1
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/4/11 5:33 PM

I measure around myself with a bra on at like exactly 32 bust. I buty say a 60s pattern in 32 bust, I sew up the bodice and it's huge. So I am a B cup and I am supposedly buying the correct size, but yet the whole darn thing is way too big. What type of adjustment am I needing to make though? I feel like the one I just did the darts seem too far apart like the bodice needed to be taken in down the middle but since I cut it already it's too late, but I don't see how adjusting the darts is the answer. I'm not sure how the pattern resizing technique helps, well only for modern multi size patterns, but they never change the line that is on the fold so that way the bust darts never change position either so how does somene bust 32 and bust 40 keep the darts in the same place just by changing all the other lines? It just doesn't seem to be something that works so far as far as making a garment smaller and I'm not sure what to do and I'm finding almost no patterns that come in my size. Even when there is a size 4 it says the finished garment will still purposely end up bigger than me, what for I don't know.

andye
andye  Friend of PR
Beginner
VA USA
Member since 5/9/09
Posts: 1850
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/4/11 7:37 PM

You could try making a fitting shell, which doesn't have "design ease" built in. It might help you figure out where the more fashionable patterns go awry.

Alternatively, Burda patterns aren't overly generous with ease.

Look for "close fitting" or perhaps even "form fitting" in the pattern description.

(Oh, just to be sure, some front bodices have a center seam, and if you want to cut it on the fold, you need to trim off that seam allowance.)

(also, this should probably go under "Fitting Woes" or the "Beginner's Forum")
-- Edited on 9/4/11 7:45 PM --

------
Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

Lena Merrin
star
Lena Merrin
Expert/Couture
AUSTRALIA
Member since 2/5/09
Posts: 557
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/5/11 6:22 AM

I think you should try making bodice block for your figure, or adapting a standard size to your personal measurements. It will solve your fitting woes, guaranteed.

------
www.iconicpatterns.com

Irene

Irene  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 1/4/03
Posts: 943
Login to reply to this post

In reply to jenfromzen


Date: 9/5/11 1:47 PM

Well, if your full bust measurement is 32 and you wear a B cup, your high bust measurement is about 30, and that would be your best bet for a starting point (in a typical Big 4 pattern). Depending on the style, you might want to go down yet another size.

Without going into all the complexities of pattern drafting, there is no problem with leaving the center front line in the same place. As size increases, shoulder points, bust points, armscyes, etc. all move farther from the center front.

Your bust measurement puts you in a twilight zone, if you want to make misses' sizes. Indeed, you may have to grade down. Alternatively, try junior sizes. These days, many fifth graders are larger than you (but probably differently proportioned). I can relate; to wear women's dress shoes, I my toes get squeezed--size 4-1/2 wide is practically non-existent.

Make a fitting shell, get an idea of what size you really need, and then plan on investing time in altering almost every pattern out there.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Online Sewing Classes on PR >> bust too big or just the whole bodice?

Merchants on PR
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Online Sewing Classes
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

McCall's 2940
photo
Review by HanPanda on 12/27/13
Read Review

Burda 7645 Pattern
Burda 7645 Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 3320 Pattern
Kwik Sew 3320 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue Patterns 8323
photo
Review by MNBarb on 10/29/11
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Peep Toe Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )
Peek-A Boo Peep Toe Booties Digital Pattern ( Size 0 mo -18 mo )

Details
Price: $3.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Annabelle Hat Digital Pattern ( Size 0-10 years )
Peek-A Boo Annabelle Hat Digital Pattern ( Size 0-10 years )

Details
Price: $4.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Victory Roxanne Paper Pattern
Victory Roxanne Paper Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus D202 DVD
Petite Plus D202 DVD

Details
Price: $35.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN