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Date: 4/15/12 7:10 PM

I'm a fan of the Lisette patterns in general and I like the shape of Simplicity 1878 but I can tell from the measurements that I will need more room in the bust. How would you make an fba in this dress? Would it be something akin to a princess seam adjustment?

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Date: 4/15/12 7:49 PM

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Would it be something akin to a princess seam adjustment?

No, but if you look at the pattern pieces there is a bust dart is included in the horizontal seam that runs across the bust. Tape the upper and lower fronts together, and the bust dart should be obvious. With the pattern pieces taped together do your usual FBA then separate the pattern pieces. HTH

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Date: 4/15/12 7:55 PM

Yes, that helps. Interesting construction, that. I had read the instructions but didn't actually unfold the tissue yet. I'm finishing another project but am thinking ahead.

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Date: 4/16/12 8:39 AM

I hope you review this dress when you are finished. I can't imagine wearing a seam right across the bust point, especially for anyone larger than a B. I am suppose to make this dress for display at our local Joanns. It is going to be offered in one of the up coming classes. If I were making this for myself(D cup)I would attach the lower to the upper and cut the front as one piece.
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Date: 4/16/12 7:01 PM

I have thought about converting it to one piece as well. Seams that cut across my high bust are hugely unflattering. They make me look dumpy and matronly. However, I'm thinking at a seam across the full part of the bust will enhance my bustline. I think it will make the bust look fuller and perkier, no?

If I get to it, I'll review it. But I just can't seem to stop adding to-do's to my sewing list! I'm wrapping up the final touches on a special occasion dress that has taken me weeks and weeks and I'm really feeling itchy to get back to some quicker gratification projects.

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