More Patterns for a Full Bust


Yesterday I wrote about pattern features to look for if you have a large difference between your ribcage and your bust measurements. I included an analysis of current Vogue blouse and top patterns. Today let’s look at other pattern companies.



*B5678. This is a button blouse with princess seams from the shoulder. It includes customization for A-D cups, so an FBA is not necessary. Four views are shown, with varying collars, pockets and hem lengths. One view has belt carriers and a belt. (See artwork above, courtesy of

*5609. Sleeveless knit top with empire seam. 3 views feature wrapped front, keyhole front, or one-shouldered style. May require FBA.

*5497. Another knit top with empire seam. Gathers at bust and shoulder could negate the need for an FBA. Three views show various necklines and sleeve lengths. Sleeves are cut-on style.

*5495. Knit top with multiple pieces to accentuate the bust and waist. Gathered at center front. Four views show varying sleeve and hem lengths.


*M6035. Blouse with princess seams customizable for A-D cups. Four views with different collars and interesting sleeve details.

Line Drawing


I have seen Simplicity 2614 done a few times now in Blogland, including Najah’s fabulous librarian blouse. Note the empire waist, and shoulder and bust gathers. This style could definitely work.

Sadly, I didn’t like anything else in this line. The empire waist tops all had gathers on the lower half, which makes me look pregnant: a look I don’t want to sport ever again. The blouses with princess seams all had bizarre collars or sleeves, in my opinion.


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