In today’s blog post and video, we will be showing you how to make a full bust adjustment to the Lou Box Top pattern. If you haven’t already read it, we recommend reading our post and watching the video about selecting your size and measuring yourself. To recap that post, we recommend making a full bust adjustment to this pattern if your bust/full bust is 4 or more inches larger than your upper bust. This pattern has plenty of ease but during the testing phase, we discovered that if you have a full bust, the hem of the top may lift up and look uneven. A full bust adjustment will help solve that issue.
Because the Lou Box Top is designed for both woven and knit fabrics, we have two methods for how to do the full bust adjustment (FBA for short). The first method will create a dart at the side seam. The second will have no dart. If you are using woven fabric you can use either method. If you are using knit fabric, we recommend the method without a dart. Read More
In today’s post, we will be giving tips for how to measure yourself and going over the most important measurements for sewing the Lou Box Top. The video is packed full of tips for measuring yourself and important things to think about when you select your size. These tips are focused on the Lou Box Top but will be helpful for any time you sew a pattern.
A few important things to know about this pattern. The Lou Box Top is designed for someone who is 5’10” and has a C-cup bust (meaning the bust is 3” larger than the upper bust). This pattern has 10” of ease at the bust and hangs straight down from there. The size chart does not cover waist and hip because it’s the same as the bust in this pattern. Read More
Today I’m very pleased to share a few photos from the tester group for the new draft the Lou Box Top. (To learn more about the updates to the pattern, check out yesterday’s post.) Testers are so integral to the pattern design process. I’m eternally grateful for their help. If you are looking for more Lou Box Top inspiration, check out the #louboxtop hashtag on Instagram.
Leanne (above) had this to say about the pattern:
“I'm so excited that Beth is expanding her sizes, as I can now fit into her patterns. The Lou Box top was such a fun and easy sew, and I can't wait to make a lot more to fill out some holes in my me made wardrobe. The instructions are super easy to follow along with and I'd recommend this pattern to any beginner looking to sew up a boxy shirt!”
Read on for lots more photos and loads of inspiration. Read More