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Front bodice and back bodice aren't level ... why?
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jenniferisnice
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Date: 11/2/13 10:51 AM

I've noticed that on several of my fitted or semi-fitted dresses with waistline seams, the front bodice isn't level with the back bodice. The back bodice hangs at or near my waistline, but the front bodice always sits higher. The side seams always match, and when a muslin is just on the hanger the bodice waists seem to match up fine. But once I put it on, the front bodice rides up.

Does anyone know of a helpful website or have a list of suggestions as to what could be causing this? I keep typing things into Google to find out more about this specific issue, but I guess I'm not using the right terminology or word combination because I can't find anything.

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Subject: Front bodice and back bodice arent level ... why? Date: 11/2/13 11:02 AM

Ahh....probably boobs, I would imagine. When it is flat on the hanger, it isn't curving over your shoulders and around breasts.

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Date: 11/2/13 11:19 AM

I thought of that, maybe an FBA, but I always thought an FBA was for when the bodice fit everywhere else but the boobs. These bodices fit comfortably through the boobs, no pulling or tightness, so I assumed I didn't need one.

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Date: 11/2/13 12:35 PM

You may be getting the width you need, but you also need length. It could also be that you have an upright stance which would cause your front waist length to be longer. Does this occur in blouses also when you look at a side view?

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Date: 11/2/13 12:37 PM

You just need to add length to account for the fabric taken up by your bust.

Just add enough extra fabric at the waist seam to male up for the fabric your bust is displacing.

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Date: 11/2/13 12:57 PM

If she adds length across the front bodice, but not the back, the side seams won't match. Right? It seems to me she might need to do a reverse fisheye dart toward the bottom of her front bodice to add length. Anyone? Agree? Disagree?

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Subject: Front bodice and back bodice arent level ... why? Date: 11/2/13 3:15 PM

She can just taper from the center to the existing side seams, so that the sides stay the same. The fish-eye dart addition would accomplish the same thing, I think.

Ideally you want it to look straight, so pinning some muslin to the shirt bottom & having a friend mark a straight line would be a way to get the length amounts in the right places.

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Subject: Front bodice and back bodice arent level ... why? Date: 11/2/13 3:32 PM

it may be FBA but also a balance issue can be the reason. , or perhaps a tilted waist.

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Date: 11/2/13 9:29 PM

Do you know of a detailed tutorial on adjusting for balance issues? I have yet to find much of anything addressing this problem.

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Date: 11/3/13 9:40 AM

Photos would be good here. I have sometimes taken length out of the back bodice if I was happy with where the front bodice sits. Or out of the back shoulder seam. But I am a bit of a hacker where fitting is concerned.

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