About a year ago I saw this pattern made up in a fabric store and thought it looked interesting but when I got this little honey out of the envelope I realized that like so many Indygo Junction patterns it is made with no bust room/
for 13 year old teens.
Below are all the Powerpoint pages I made to show the fitting progression/
frustration with crappy design and poor fit. You will recognize my duct tape dummy again, she works hard and never complains (be sure to click on each page to enlarge).
Eventually I did cut this altered paper pattern in fashion fabric and it fits well and I get compliments. So again…beware of nice photographs on pattern envelopes. I have a sneaky suspicion that the center back areas are pinned out just for the photo shoot making the garment hug the body and make the model look thinner…if only life could be that easy?
The lesson learned here: If you have an ample bust, find princess front pattern pieces and substitute them whenever you can. There seems to be a plethora of tunics and empire dresses on the internet, many ill-fitting or never fitting for real women. It’s a battle some of us are winning…I hope these photos help you in your quest! Another sewing blogger Sherril tackles this problem with other pattern companies too who think Plus Sized women have tapered waists…what?