Straight Stitch Designs is a year old which is a call for a big celebration! Kimberly launched her first pattern last September and has been on a major roll since. She’s put together a fantastic anniversary tour where bloggers were asked to add a twist to one of her already amazing patterns. I’m an affiliate of Straight Stitch Designs which means if you click over from the links on this page and then purchase, Call Ajaire will earn a percentage at no cost to you. All opinions are mine.
|via Instagram: first muslin|
My measurements put me at a 10 on top, 16 at the chest, and 16 at the hip. Instead of doing a full bust adjustment (FBA) to get from the size 10 to 16 I decided to do the cheater FBA since that works well for me in knits. The cheater way is basically to trace the 10 along the neckline, shoulder, and top of the armscye, but extend the armscy to the 16 mark at the underarm/side seam. I do this with the front and back bodice and to the sleeve as well. Sometimes the back piece isn’t necessary to change, but to keep things even I usually do.
|via iPhone: second muslin|
So that gives me the width I need at the bust, but I also have a large bust depth which is a completely different issue and is addressed in a different way. This only needs to be used on dresses or tops which have an empire or another type of underbust horizontal seam. I needed to add 2 inches to the depth of the bodice so I did a 2″ deep bust adjustment (DBA) at the center front out to the second pleat, tapering to the original size 16 side seam. The DBA increases the amount of fabric in the right places for the bust, but allows for the same side seam depth so the back bodice doesn’t need to be changed at all.
Tuesday, September 8th: Meg Cookin’ and Craftin’ | Jennifer Ginger Peach Studio
Wednesday, September 9th: Ajaire Call Ajaire | Heidi Handmade Frenzy | Stacey Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Thursday, September 10th: Melissa Rebel & Malice | Annika Näh-Connection | Abby Sew Much Ado
Friday, September 11th: Katie It’s Hard to Hear Up Here | Jane Buzzmills | Lisa Mabey She Made It
Saturday, September 12th: Elena Randomly Happy | Allie Indiesew | Jess If Only They Would Nap
Monday, September 14th: Jaime Made By Jaime | Lauren BASTE + GATHER | Sara Made by Sara
Tuesday, September 15th: Audrey Skirt Fixationy | Teri Fa Sew La | Hayley Welcome to the Mouse House
Wednesday, September 16th: Emi Just Add Fabric | Rachael Imagine Gnats | Teresa Dandelion Drift
Thursday, September 17th: Kaysie | KZJO’STUDIO Rita Conversas de Hermanas | Stephanie Swoodson Says
Friday, September 18th: Andreia In a Manner of Sewing | Nienke Pienkel | Abbey Sew Charleston
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