In Fitting Fashion

  • The Kimono Tee Small Bust Adjustment

    Today I have prepared step by step instructions for making a Small Bust Adjustment specifically for the In-House Patterns Kimono Tee.  Since the Kimono Tee pattern has been developed specifically for a D-Bust cup size, a smaller cup size will require a pattern adjustment to reduce some of the volume that will be present over the bust area.  Don't fret, the fix is so easy!


    Step One:  Draw in the slash lines to prepare for the pattern adjustment.

    Step Two:  Cut along the slash lines leaving a hinge at the side seam.


    Step Three:  Overlap the pattern sections as shown in the image below.  Make sure the hinge at the side seam stays intact as you overlap the upper shoulder/armhole section and that the CF of the upper neckline section remains aligned with the CF of the lower body section.  Once everything is secured in place, redraw the shoulder seam between the notches with a nice smooth line.

    The amount of the overlap will depend entirely on your bust size.  It is best if you make a mockup of the pattern and try it on to see how much volume you will need to remove, but here are some guidelines to get you started:  

    • For a C-cup, overlap by 3/8" (1 cm).
    • For a B-cup, overlap by 3/4" (2 cm).
    • For an A-cup, overlap by 1" (2.5 cm)

    That's it!  It's that easy.

    Happy summer sewing!


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