Bust Measurements

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Bust Measurements

The sizing of most commercial patterns is based on a B-cup bra. If you are larger busted, using your measurements may give you a pattern that is too big in the shoulders and back. In this case, it is better to choose a pattern based on your high bust measurement and alter the pattern to accommodate a larger bust. The high bust measurement is taken under the arms, but just above the bust.



2/29/2008 8:38:45 PM
kate lynne said:

Keep an eye on Simplicity, as they occasionally have patterns with separate patterns included for B,C,D cup sizes! The other companies very occasionally do it too, but not as often as I've noticed for Simplicity.


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