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From a dress pattern for someone (me) that doesn’t need them baca use of breast size ;) any help would be really appreciated cuz I want to start this project- thank you


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    Apr 19, 2012, 12.05 AMby tailorstack

    Are you sewing in woven or stretch?

    You cant just take out a dart. The fitting needs to pivoted somewhere else eg. to a gathered neckline or turn into side seam tucks, or make a shoulder dart instead of a bust dart.


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    Dec 2, 2012, 11.19 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I figured out how to reduce the bust dart without changing the bust measurement. I have put a tutorial on my blog. You could just close the dart altogether if you don’t need it.


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    Aug 15, 2015, 05.00 PMby jenss-1

    It is possible to rotate a dart out to a side seam and totally eliminate it that way. (Search on dart rotation). Just make sure that the dart isn’t need for style and shaping purposes. Even a small dart can add a little bit of shaping that is important for the style to look nice. Consider reducing the darts instead of eliminating them all together. In that case, search for small bust adjustment (sba).

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      Aug 15, 2015, 05.01 PMby jenss-1

      Ha, just realized this topic is from 2012, probably not needed anymore. Not sure why it turned up at the top of the forum…

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    Aug 15, 2015, 05.48 PMby purplefan

    Many sewists have the challenge of altering bust area for fit as they are not B-cups. It’s good to read of other sewists’ solutions. I do recommend Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence for bust and other alterations. You have to change the dart size and position for best fit on the pattern piece prior to cutting the fabric. Worth the time investment!

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