Wednesday, May 07, 2008

here goes nothing...



Keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully with a few minor adjustments, this pattern will be able to accommodate some large friends of mine. I don't want to put on a show at John's cousin's wedding. Anyone have any experience adjusted for a larger bust? I am trying it out on an old sheet first.

14 comments:

jessi said...

I would think view B would accommodate a larger bust fairly easily. I think you are wise to make it from a sheet first. I'm not sure how you feel about this option - but you could always put a nice tee or tank underneath. I love that pattern - I might have to go get it!

Karyn said...

I'm not help, I don't really sew clothes, but that pattern is so cute, good luck with the sheet version!

Ariana said...

Hi Katie,
I am new to your blog and hope I can help!

I know the tendency for larger busted women is to wear higher necks, but it actually makes your bust look larger than wearing a V or Scoop neck. I *think* the gathering on the B view might draw more attention to bustiness...you may double check me on this.

BTW, I wish I was speaking from experience, but my experience in this matter is from a little sister who is not my little sister in the area of bust size!

I hope this helps - LOVE the fabric!

lindsey said...

I've got that pattern! But I have nearly the exact opposite issue to deal with, so sadly I don't have any advice. I just say go for it, and I'm sure it will turn out lovely!

Heidijayhawk said...

can't wait until you get it done! i have some friends who tend to be a problem as well!

RobinE said...

I also have "large friends." :) One really helpful reference I go to is Debbie Cook's various tutorials for FBAs (full bust adjustments). This one, for
empire waist dresses, may be helpful.

I can't wait to see how it turns out. That fabric is beautiful. Best of luck!

lera said...

Sorry, I don't have that problem. :-)

beki said...

Yes, I can probably help. I'm supposed to be writing an article about this very issue for SMS at the moment. I always have to do a full bust adjustment when making tops. Let me go look at the line drawings of the pattern...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love that Amy Butler fabric - good luck with the dress. I have the same problem in finding clothes that fit well in the bust area without looking large everywhere else. I will be interested in your responses as I think I will start making my own clothes so that I can get a better fit.

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out, I'd love to learn how to make clothes but am a little intimidated by the whole concept. I also have "large friends" to deal with as you know, I'm sure it will work out for you.

Jenn Maruska said...

That's great fabric, Katie! : )

Mary said...

I've been thinking about giving that pattern a whirl but have been holding off for the same reason. Can't wait to see how your first one turns out!

Breanna said...

Can't wait to see the dress. Happy Mother's Day!

susan said...

sorry i have never had that particular problem! it looks like you have solved it now tho! i think the dress will be really pretty