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Date: 7/6/05 10:45 AM

I want to make this top Simplicity 4998 According to previous reviews, the bust is quite large so I think I'll probably need to adjust for a small bust. I have looked in "Fast Fit" but it emphasize on princess seams. Other references didn't help much either. Any suggestions?

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Date: 7/6/05 11:37 AM

I made a small bust adjustment to that pattern. What I did was cut up through the center of the dart, then angle off to the armhole. Don't completely cut the pattern. You want to leave a sliver of paper together at the armhole. Then I overlapped the two sides at the bust point by about a half inch (I'm not even an A cup), pivoting it at the point that's still attached, and taped them together. Redraw the dart (it will be smaller, but there'll still be a dart there) and test it out in muslin to make sure it did what you wanted it to do. If that's not clear, when I get home, I can take a picture of my pattern to show you what I did.
-- Edited on 7/6/05 12:48 PM --

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Date: 7/6/05 12:23 PM

Dear Ladylola, Chech out the Singer Sewing Reference Library books at your local library. Take a look at singer book The Perfect Fit on page 78 and the alteration is not done on a princess seam. It teaches you step by step in picture on how to alter a pattern for small bust. If you can also look at the book Fit for Real People by Pati Palmer&Marta Alto they have a chapter just for the bust starting on page 140. But I also learned alot from Chapter 6 Special Sizes on laurel they had to reduce the pattern on the bust page 38 and they teach this step by step lots of picture. Hopes this help some.

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Date: 7/6/05 9:36 PM

Thank you both for your answers.

evlcuddlz, good explanation, thank you so much. I think I understand but a picture wouldn't hurt. If you have time...
Thanks again.

esmer, thank you for your references. Unfortunately, I live in a French province and there's not a lot of books in English in the libraries. I might be able to find the Singer book but Fit For Real People is not avialable for sure. I definately have to buy it though, I read so many good reviews about. I know it's stupid but I find the cover so ugly, that's what kept me from buying it before!!

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Date: 7/6/05 11:13 PM

evlcuddlz ~ I would appreciate a picture too! The only other way I know to reduce a dart is to smush it out completely, which flattens out a bust even more.

I wish fitting books would actually spell out a small bust adjustment in pictures more often, instead of just saying "do the reverse of an FBA".

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Date: 7/7/05 3:42 AM

HI,

I also need to adjust for a small bust. There was a threads fitting article on small bust adjustments, I am not sure which issue but I think it was within the last year.

Let us know how you get on, even if I never sew this one I have seen a few patterns recently with this sort of seaming.

Geirgue

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Date: 7/7/05 9:00 AM

Will post a pic tonight!

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Date: 7/7/05 7:26 PM

Here is the pic. I highlighted the area I overlapped, because it's hard to see in the picture. At the dart point, it's overlapped 3/8" and I have smaller than an A cup.

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Date: 7/8/05 5:53 AM

Thank you so much evlcuddlz! That helps a lot! I'll definately make a muslin first.

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Date: 7/8/05 3:27 PM

evlcuddlz, this may be a dumb question, but did you overlap 3/8" total, or fold 3/8" so that the total adjustment was 3/4"? Thanks.

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