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McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)

annieeg

McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« on: February 19, 2020, 15:59:27 PM »
Thank you to @Manuela for drawing attention to this pattern.
What I really like about it is that its slightly pleated into the yoke, rather than gathered - plus the pockets! 0_0
It doesn't have any bust darts and I'm worried it won't be suitable for a full busted person like me.
I 'd appreciate any advice.  Thanks in advance
Annieeg

Sewbee

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 16:03:28 PM »
Thank you to @Manuela for drawing attention to this pattern.
What I really like about it is that its slightly pleated into the yoke, rather than gathered - plus the pockets! 0_0
It doesn't have any bust darts and I'm worried it won't be suitable for a full busted person like me.
I 'd appreciate any advice.  Thanks in advance
Annieeg

Come to think of it I would need an FBA, too.

Ohsewsimple

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 16:16:18 PM »
Yes you can just add the darts!   Bust point should be marked on the pattern. 

Sewbee

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 16:18:50 PM »
Yes you can just add the darts!   Bust point should be marked on the pattern.

True. At least then they would be customised to our own measurements. 😊

coffeeandcake

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 16:19:43 PM »
I was just about to say the same as @Ohsewsimple :)

Manuela

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 16:35:38 PM »
Same advice from here, FBA and bust darts where suitable. You could also do prinvess seams instead of bust darts... You’d only need to muslin the top
My plan is to almost complete the bottom then muslin the top and fit it - with the bottom part tacked on.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 16:38:15 PM by Manuela »

Sewbee

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 16:37:23 PM »
Same advice from here, FBA and bust darts where suitable. You’d only need to muslin the top
My plan is to almost complete the bottom then muslin the top and fit it - with the bottom part tacked on.

I like the idea of only doing a muslin first the top. I mistakenly always assume you have to do it for the entire dress, although it depends on the style.

Manuela

Re: McCalls 7948 (suitable for FBA?)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 14:06:19 PM »
@Sewbee, I’ll tackle the pattern on the weekend. It just arrived and I’ve chosen the fabric.