Altough I’m a Plus size my bust line is proportionately small. (At one time–which means before becoming a Mom twenty four years ago–I was a 34A, almost, too big for a AA but not quite an A!) So did the fat cells go to my bustline? Of course not!! I’m still a classic pear (albeit a bigger one) and now have a pot belly to boot!
If I just go by my bust line I would choose a pattern about three sizes smaller in Burda, than going by neck, shoulder, and back width. I think I need to use the larger pattern and adjust for a small bust–or just live with a lot of bagginess in that area. I can envision removing the bust dart by folding it closed and then slashing the pattern front from the hem to the bust point and transferring the fullness to the bottom edge (should help with the largre tummy adjustment too). But what would I do with a pattern that has no bust dart, such as a t-shirt style?
I’ve been playing with a piece of paper, slashing and folding–but the bustline seems to stay as full.