i tried a thing with drafting bodice patterns, because you know i'm obsessed with understanding why
sewing patterns look the way they do. plus a scaled-up version of the final pattern, ready for testing. it actually looks almost exactly like one i made years ago, but now i know why
! progress! plus i know that it's impossible to make patterns for things like bras or corsets from that pattern and have them fit without alterations, and what you'd have to use instead. namely, the second bodice front in this row (the very first sheet is a bodice back, it doesn't change between the different versions, though i'd move the darts a bit for actual garments). or the first, if you want distinct cups. no point in getting rid of distinct cups only to add them right back...
i now feel like i have to apologise to pia of http://overflowingstash.com/
even though i've never actually interacted with her in any way, because at one point i looked at her moulage pattern and thought that the shape of the bust circle couldn't possibly be right. no, it's exactly right, it can't
be a perfect circle in that particular kind of pattern. and man, i've generally learned so much from her experiments in patternmaking. i'm very glad she's shared all of that online. i'd totally buy her a virtual cup of coffee or something if i could.