Well, I have Fast Fit. I have FFRP. I’ve read countless posts on Pattern Review. I’ve read Debbie’s blog. The last thing I could think of to try was to buy a fitting shell pattern, and after several months of forgetting to do so, I finally remembered a couple weeks ago. Then of course I forgot to ask my mom to help measure me (there’s only so many people you can ask to help measure your bust), so I decided to measure what I could on my own.
I’ll ask my mom to re-measure, but what I got so far is way different than what I’ve been sewing. I’m still not totally sure where my waist is, either. I’ve been sewing a 12 on top and a 14 on the bottom, taking in at the waist. Here’s my measurements and their corresponding pattern sizes:
Bust: 36 1/2″, size 14
Chest: 34″, size 14
Waist: 30″, size 16
Hip: 38″, size 14
Bicep: 11 1/2″, size 26
Shoulder to elbow: 14″, size 14
Elbow to wrist bone: 10″, off the charts
Back base of neck to bust point: 13 1/2″, for a C cup, I’d be a size 10, for the D cup that I know I am, I’d be a size 8
About that cup size discrepancy: prior to having my daughter in 2004, I was an A cup. After that, I was wearing a C cup until about a year ago when it finally dawned on me that the girls are supposed fit into the bra cups. I tried a D cup and everything fit. So, I’ve only had about 6 years to figure out what size I am, but I’m fairly sure I’ve got it right now.
Anyone well-versed in fit issues want to take a stab at this one?