SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > How to do FBA in this pattern

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
How to do FBA in this pattern
McCalls 6464
kayco
kayco  Friend of PR
Beginner
California USA
Member since 6/3/12
Posts: 259
Send Message

      



Date: 1/30/13 9:41 PM

How would you add an FBA to this pattern? Mccalls6464
Thought I should add, given the pattern sizing misses24 I need to increase the bust, while the sizing "as is" would fit the rest of my body. Hope that makes sense.
-- Edited on 1/30/13 9:44 PM --

------
Palace - Babylock Ovation - She makes me feel like a Princess
Cricket - Bernina Artista 730e - Steady, Smart and Sweet
Renee - Berina 1150MDA - My Tiny Dancer

JuliN
star
JuliN  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 10/7/07
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



In reply to kayco <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/31/13 9:33 AM

I've got this pattern too and bought it because it's a Palmer/Pletsch. Have you tried using the FBA cutting lines on the bodice pieces? I think the instruction sheet has some instructions on doing the FBA too.

------
My measurements = 47-35-43. Height = 5ft11in.
RTW size =18 on top, 14/16 on bottom.
Sewing size = 20 and I alter from there.

Jane S
star
Jane S
Intermediate
Florida USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 293
Send Message

      



In reply to kayco <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 1/31/13 9:43 AM

I have this pattern also and if you read through the directions you'll see some suggestions for how to fit this dress through the bust. That's the major reason that I buy Palmer Pletsch featured patterns from mcCalls; they have great fitting tips before you sew up your good fabric. As always, I'd also recommend making a quick mock up to check your alterations before cutting your good fabric.

------
www.luckysewandsew.blogspot.com

kayco
kayco  Friend of PR
Beginner
California USA
Member since 6/3/12
Posts: 259
Send Message

      



Date: 1/31/13 10:04 AM

So I guess the answer is: read the directions on how to do this (lol). I don't have the pattern, just searched it online so didn't know they addressed the issue. Thanks for pulling my head out of the sand :hug:

------
Palace - Babylock Ovation - She makes me feel like a Princess
Cricket - Bernina Artista 730e - Steady, Smart and Sweet
Renee - Berina 1150MDA - My Tiny Dancer

beginagain
star
beginagain  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Kentucky USA
Member since 10/30/06
Posts: 292
Send Message

      



Date: 1/31/13 5:44 PM

I fit this pattern in the P/P class in PA. My bust is large (F) so I split the dart. One horizontal and one vertical.

------
If you wait for the perfect time to start, you'll never start.

kayco
kayco  Friend of PR
Beginner
California USA
Member since 6/3/12
Posts: 259
Send Message

      



In reply to beginagain <<


Date: 1/31/13 6:17 PM

Begin again,
Did you lengthen the bodice? I have the pattern now and did the FBA for my little DDs and it still seems like it will be too short in front. I have 6" diff between chest and FB. And the top of bodice seems fine. But I found it odd that the PP pattern says choose size based on upper bust/chest, but the mccalls site and pattern envelope don't give a chest measurement in the size charts. Vogue and Butterick still use the chest measurement WEIRD!

------
Palace - Babylock Ovation - She makes me feel like a Princess
Cricket - Bernina Artista 730e - Steady, Smart and Sweet
Renee - Berina 1150MDA - My Tiny Dancer

beginagain
star
beginagain  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Kentucky USA
Member since 10/30/06
Posts: 292
Send Message

      



In reply to kayco <<


Date: 1/31/13 6:27 PM

Use the upper bust measurement instead of the bust measurement. The FBA will add some length to the bodice. I always have to add more because my bust is lower. I added this even when I had B cup.

------
If you wait for the perfect time to start, you'll never start.

JuliN
star
JuliN  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 10/7/07
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



In reply to kayco <<


Date: 2/1/13 6:37 AM

It can be frustrating when the pattern doesn't list the measurements you need. I'm at a G and it took me a while to wrap my head around my fba needs. I'm also very short-waisted so never had to worry too much about fba length. Could you do a tissue fit and add more length where you need it under the bust? Maybe a pivot and slide would help add length rather than a formal fba? I found p&s really helpful to add length at the bodice top when way too much cleavage is on display.

Video FBA Tissue Fit

Nancy Zieman Pivot and Slide

------
My measurements = 47-35-43. Height = 5ft11in.
RTW size =18 on top, 14/16 on bottom.
Sewing size = 20 and I alter from there.

KathySews
star
KathySews  Friend of PR
Advanced
Michigan USA
Member since 10/1/06
Posts: 3986
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 2/1/13 6:46 AM

I agree that P/P has good patterns that help with FBA. In your case, if you have doubts I suggest making a muslin out of the top to get the placement to your liking. Just remember that if you don't muslin the whole dress (which I sometimes do not do) the weight of the skirt will pull the top down a little.

I also wish they would include upper bust measurements on patterns. It would be so helpful.

kayco
kayco  Friend of PR
Beginner
California USA
Member since 6/3/12
Posts: 259
Send Message

      



Date: 2/1/13 9:47 AM

Thanks for the links and the advice regarding the weight of the fabric. I'm adding to the length of the bodice under the bust. This is a high curved empire style so not a lot of room under there. Muslins continue. Regarding the size charts it's not just missing on the pattern but ALSO on the McCalls website!!
This links to how to measure and choose size, determine cup size, how important the chest measurement is blah blah blah.
How to measure and choose size

This link is the size chart which does NOT even mention chest. Say what??? Why al the blah blah blah about chest when your not going to give me that reference in the chart?
Size Chart

Hmmm - Since they say pattern is for B cup, Maybe you're supposed to find the bust measurement in the chart that is 2" more than your chest and pick that size. LOL.

Hope I'm just a fool and missing something. Really I'm only whining at this point anyway. Next time I'm at the fabric store I want to check the catalogue to see if the chest measurement is still there.

PS: I enlisted DH in tissue and muslin fit assistance. To my delight he was amazingly cooperative and helpful, UNTIL it was time to move past the apex of the bust, couldn't get him to budge past that point

------
Palace - Babylock Ovation - She makes me feel like a Princess
Cricket - Bernina Artista 730e - Steady, Smart and Sweet
Renee - Berina 1150MDA - My Tiny Dancer

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. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> How to do FBA in this pattern

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

New Look 6516

photo
by: Sheila457

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Men's Easy Shirt Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Men's Easy Shirt Pattern

More Info
Islander Sewing Systems Men's Designer Dress Shirt Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Men's Designer Dress Shirt Pattern

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.