I’ve read all my books, researched this sites archives, but would like to get your advice…and I thought others out there might share some of my confusion.
I have a rather large bust for my frame (no HATERS! It takes a lot of “origami” to get these puppies in a bra!). Do you buy blouse and dress patterns using your bust size measurements? I’m a 40″, therefore a pattern size 16 or 18, but I wear a size 2 in store-bought clothes for pants and skirts (remember – no HATERS – this is not my fault, no special diet, doesn’t look as good as it sounds!). I end up spending all my time adjusting the pattern pieces that follow under the bust to get some sort of fit without looking like I’m in a sack. And yes, I do adjust the pattern (or buy a matching one in a smaller size) to cut the pieces below smaller so that I don’t waste fabric.
Am I buying the right size patterns (16-18)?