I am trying to make Butterick 5045 fit. According to my upper chest measurement I should be using an extra large. I need to adjust for extra bust, a FBA to make it a 44′, aprox, a D or DD. I did that. The pattern now hangs like a sack, no way it fits. That was muslin #1. So for fun, I cut it out just as is in an XL, no FBA. The front does need to be fuller as it pulls forward, but the back hangs so loose across the back, it looks like it is several sizes too large in the shoulders, and the armholes are huge. I know I have a square back and shoulders, and usually have to adjust for a wide back! So I did a quick take in to the large size, and it still hangs funny. It almost falls off of my shoulders. Do I start with a smaller pattern still or what? I am at a loss here. Help! Cathy
PS, I am just as deep as I am wide, so I am not as big looking as my measurements appear.
OOPS! forgot to mention, I am working on the dress/top/tunic….
I am having this problem with all my patterns. The measurements and tissue fitting says the pattern is going to be too small, but the muslin ends up way too big, esp across the back, except around the hips. The back is almost 4 inches too big, the front 4 inches too small. I cannot seem to think this through… aarghhhhhh
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