Joyful Expressions). And if you know Joy, you know she loves sewing and loves using Sure-Fit Designs. Since Lu doesn't sew, and since Joy decided these fabric colors better suited Lu than her, she offered to sew this SFD blouse for her.
First, Joy did a 'muslin' test.
For any full-busted women, and particularly those of you beyond an 'E', you'll find an informative video showing you how to make the Adjust-A-Bust template larger for your special needs. For the article telling you how to do this, click here to the SFD Article Library and look for article F.5 Beyond-E - Darts for Large Busts.
Also watch this Sure-Fit Designs video:
Here's Lu looking happy and sassy in her great-fitting blouse.
If you'd like to read the full account in Joy's blog, just click on over to Joyful Expressions.
Of course, at the end of this successful blouse story, Lu asked if she sewed pants too? I think you likely know the answer to that one!
One other little tip I'd like to give you is that for those of you who have fairly full bustlines and a relatively narrow back in comparison, you can always use one dot larger in the front of your pattern, and one smaller in the back bodice. As an example, if you were 46" in total bust circumference, you could use the 47" dot on Bodice Front at Underarm Pt. #2 and at the top leg of the bust grading dots and use the 45" dot on Bodice Back at Underarm Pt. #2. You end up with the same amount of total bust ease, but you've distributed more to the front and less to the back...and the front is where you need it. You'll see this instruction on Page 6 of the Dress Kit Instruction book - for Larger/Smaller Front or Back.
Joy and Lu - thanks so much for sharing...