I’m making bridesmaids dresses out of Butterick B4452 view A top. One of the girls has a large pouch in the front that extends to amost the top of the bust (I have a photo if that will help). I have to alter the top (made in similar test fabric – fully lined with boning for exact fit).
The girl lives in Florida, I live in Ohio. We are conversing via photos on email and phone. Her mom pinned out about a 1 inch section of fabric right in the center front to show me that when they pull that out (dart fasion) the top closes and lays against her chest without pouching.
Mom states the center section of the top is too wide. When she pulls the extra fabric out, it causes the side front seams to lose their original lines and also cant toward the center just a bit.
Is the correct solution to take the excess out of the center (before cutting) or should I be taking the excess from the sides – but only about the top 3 inches or the bust will be too tight? Help! I sew a lot but this one has me puzzled. Thanks for your help. Jackie
PS I tried to upload the photo but was not successful. I can try again after work tonight.
Edited 11/19/2007 1:22 pm ET by Knitnut