I usually divide the under-bust measure into four to get the side
seam placement for the back and use the full bust measure to get from
center front to center back lines. The difference automatically
falls in the front half and provides room for assorted bumpy bits as
required. Yet one more reason why drafting to measure is *such* a
better idea than trying to work with ready-made patterns
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, Susan Farmer <sfarmer@s...> wrote:
> I'm starting to take up flat pattern drafting and I have a question.
> I'm rather chesty -- in fact it's all chest (I look like a boy from
> the back). Do I still want to divide my bust measurement by 4
> (that would seem to make the side seam to some really interesting
> things) -- or do I want to take 2 measurements -- from side-seam
> to side-seam across the front and across the back.
> Inquiring minds want to know!