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Making 2 Prom Dress
Both Need Bust Alterations
Heidi H
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Date: 3/23/13 9:07 PM

I'm making prom dresses, one for my daughter who is 5'7" and about 125#. That pattern is McCall's 6466 the black dress. She is a 34C.

The other her best friend, she is 5'8 and about 170#. That pattern is Simplicity 1656 the green dress, view B. She is a 36D. This one is strapless, what measurement do I use, upper bust, bust, lower bust?

I haven't sewn for my daughter since she was built like a 2x4 with arms and legs LOL. I need some guidance on how to alter the patterns to fit the girls.

I have just a tad over a month to do these. I would appreciate any help I can get.

Thank you,
Heidi

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Date: 3/23/13 9:23 PM

OK, this is what I do when fitting a person. Take some muslin fabric, cut out the bodice and sew it like you would if you were making the top. If it calls for linning then use more muslin and line it. FIT it to the person. Adjust it where needed and mark. Now recut it out using your fabric and mark any adjustments and sew. It should fit her to a " T " ..... Please let me know how it turns out. And good luck. Post a pic too!

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Date: 3/24/13 9:10 PM

Sorry for not responding, we lost our beloved pet of 10.5 years last night :'(

I need to know how to increase the bust cup size on these dresses when one is strapless and the other basically is but with on drape.

Again thanks for any help.

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Date: 3/25/13 6:55 AM

There are lots of full bust adjustment tutorials online.

e.g.

Princess seamed bodice

Darted bodice (this one doesn't have darts to start with, but it's the same procedure)

Neither of these are for strapless, but the principles are the same. As for the drape, I suggest altering the fitted bodice underneath then doing the drape by just experimenting with draping the fabric over the top yourself. Or I suppose you could take the existing pattern piece and slash and spread it and see how that turns out (again by experimenting with draping).

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Date: 3/25/13 9:27 PM

I would reconsider the strapless. Or at least be prepared in the final fittings that straps of some sort may be needed if the FBA is less than ideal.

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Date: 3/26/13 9:55 AM

Yes, use the upper bust measurements to determine size. I would start with a tissue fit to get a general idea of how much adjustment is necessary. You may not need to adjust the c cup at all. The other girl might, but maybe not so much because bra size isn't the same as cup size in the pattern. If she does need a large adjustment, I hate to say it but I would also reconsider the strapless. Or maybe be willing to add straps. No one wants a wardrobe malfunction at a high school prom! :)

Can you measure, tissue fit and get back to us?

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Date: 3/26/13 11:36 AM

Be sure they are wearing the undergarments they will wear with it later or it may fit differently.

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