Very versatile patterns, for those of us with funky chest sizes!
As someone with frustratingly small boobs but also a larger-than-average ribcage, normal patterns usually fit me and I can usually pick the middle-of-the-road cup size pattern piece.
But oftentimes, patterns don't fit right out of the envelope and you have to figure out yourself how to alter patterns and tweak them for your body type. I've listed a few (cute!) patterns here that are adjustable right from the package, letting you mix and match the pieces to make a specific size.
And Simplicity, my personal fave, has quite a few cute ones with multiple cup sizes:
It also seems pretty random which patterns do and don't include multiple options for bust. You'd think the fitted, structured, figure-hugging dresses and tops would do this and the baggier, cross-over, or more forgiving looks wouldn't, but this isn't the case. Who knows what the logic behind this is.
And as a warning, here's a pattern that DOES NOT fit any cup size. I've made this three times and I always hope that it'll fit, but it's always snug and unflattering across the bust. There are no bust darts, just gathers at the waist, and there is not enough room at the bust. I need to draft a new pattern piece or make a note or something on the paper, because I really like the style, but it is not flattering!
Have any of you had particularly good or bad luck fitting/altering bust sizes in modern patterns?