Last time I was at Fabricland I bought some fabric that was on sale without having a project in mind. I've decided to make a shirt, which has brought up 2 issues: 1) shipping on patterns (specifically Simplicity patterns) to Canada is ridiculous! I was trying to avoid making the loooong trek up to Fabricland again, but I'm not paying as much for shipping as for the patterns. So I have to make another trip north.
Also, 2) measuring. I fit perfectly into one size on the bottom. When I measured my bust, it seemed to be a size smaller; no problem. And then I started reading about Full Bust Adjustment, based on the fact that patterns are supposedly all built around a B cup. Which I am not. According to my reading, if there is a difference of more than 2 1/2" between the bust and the high bust, you should do a FBA. But when I made those two measurements, there was only 1" difference. Which, visually, seems suspect, if you know what I mean. So I measured again...and got completely different numbers. Third time, third set of numbers. So clearly I don't know where I should actually be measuring, which is frustrating. I guess I should take the highest numbers for each? In which case my bust is right in the same size as my hips (lookit me, a perfect pattern fit), and I *do* need to do the FBA.
Whew. Just wait until I get to fitted shirts and dresses, when I have to shorten the back by 2 inches.