Okay! It's now time to pattern out the bust panels. You'll need another dismantled paper bag, straight pins, a pen or pencil, a ruler and the top you're patterning.This is a little more complicated than the other pieces. The bust panels each have a dart and it will take some folding and fussing to see our lines clearly. But have no fear! You will get it. There are just a few more steps involved.
We're also only patterning one bust panel, since they are both identical. Clothing manufacturers assume that all women have 2 boobs of equal size. This isn't always fair or true, but it is how this top was made.
Here are the steps in picture format:
Keeping the seam allowances folded away from the body of whatever you're patterning helps a lot. It lets you see the seam lines clearly and also lets you pin out an exact seam allowance. That way, you don't have to add those allowances later.
Congratulations! You've patterned the bust panel. Next time we'll clean up the paper pattern.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.