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Independent pattern companies

Ohsewsimple

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2019, 10:41:33 AM »
It’s such a dilemma isn’t it?  Well shout for help.  Like Elnnina I like princess seams.  I try other drafts but keep going back to it.  :)

Elnnina

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2019, 11:12:41 AM »
I have just been rewatching the Full Busted DVD in particular the part where Marta is tissue fitting two well endowed ladies, the largest amount of FBA Marta had to make on a shoulder princess seam was three inches and she spread this over the two front parts of the panel.  I was hoping that it might have been a bigger figure but no such luck.  However Wrenkins I am sure we can get you there somehow or other - we just need to keep on thinking how!!!!!  The two patterns that Marta has used on her DVD are both McCalls - one she calls a side panel is 5335 and the other a shoulder princess seam is 5242.  The pattern 5335 definitely has all the preprinted extra lines for creating a FBA.  Sadly both the patterns are discontinued but these are available as uncut and factory folded patterns in the USA - you just have to go looking.  (when I first got the Full Busted DVD I made a note of the patterns Marta had used and those I was more interested in so started combing the internet for these - thinking that I can then copy exactly what Marta was doing and it is working)

In the past Wrenkins I think you mentioned that you thought princess seams were a bit 'dowdy looking' but they are not if that is the best sort of shaping for your particular body.  Going back to the normal style of bodice, i.e. with side bust dart and a waist dart if these are too big then I personally think they draw attention to the bust whereas the princess seaming flatters the bust.  I first came across princess seaming when I was still in my teens and just fell in love with them and again in the past I have used both the shoulder princess seams and the armhole princess seams, and guess what in those far distant days I had to hand neaten all the seams with blanket stitch and these were on dresses - it seemed to take forever but something I was prepared to do.

wrenkins

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2019, 11:22:53 AM »
I don't think princess seams are at all dowdy @Elnnina in fact I love them but since I was about twelve or thirteen I have avoided them because they make me look 'matronly'...at 13!?!?!?!
I love this one.  :loveit:
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Elnnina

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2019, 15:11:12 PM »
My apologies Wrenkins, it was the wrong word to use, however these seams can look good on younger lasses.  I agree with you your photo shows this seaming off well.  It is a pain having a well endowed bust, and I am sure that sooner or later we can all solve this for you.  Just don't go giving up.

wrenkins

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2019, 15:44:55 PM »
It's a blinkin' nightmare. I range between Nora Batty and a porn star if I'm not careful what I wear. I live in overshirts. 0_0
I once bought a tea dress when they were the whole go and my mum said I looked like Auntie Nellie. (Auntie Nellie died in 1968 and wore giant flowery pinnies.)  :o
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Tamnymore

Re: Independent pattern companies
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2019, 16:17:49 PM »
@wrenkins I'm very impressed that you can do porn star or Nora Batty - I just channel Nora Batty.  :S
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