I really need your help. I have Vogue 8542 and want to make the top. It is a fitted bodice with princess seams, but the bust area is more like a bra. Here’s a link: http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V8547.htm?search=8547&page=1
My problem is that I have a 34DD bust and I don’t know how to adjust for the cup on this style of pattern. There is a wide dart at the bottom of the cup pattern, but it is still made for a B cup. The line art on the website shows pretty well what the actual pattern piece is like….all curves with a dart at the bottom…sort of like a swimsuit or a bra. I’ve altered blouses, jackets, etc. and had no problem fitting them, but this is something different. I’ve tried adapting similar patterns in the past, made muslins and threw them all away! Nothing I tried worked…so I know I’m doing it wrong.
I REALLY want to make some tops from this pattern; (it would be perfect to wear while riding the Harley, and also under jackets…lots of support) and if I can make it fit properly, I’ll probably make the dress at some point.
I know there has to be a way to do this…PLEASE HELP!! I’d love to be able to alter the pattern and make the top this week. I bought fabric for 3 of them and want to do some sewing for me, before I have to do alterations for a new client who’s coming on the 16th.
BTW: I’m planning on putting underwire in and possibly boning if needed.