I like to wonder how the pieces for that 32 bust would look as a 40 bust. The scale of size, what section was enlarged, etc. It just makes my brain go all crazy and makes me wonder what the pattern makers were thinking when they graded the patterns.
Then I came across this pattern. The same pattern at the very ends of the size spectrum. A 32 bust and a 52 bust. 20 inches of difference. Spectacular.
The patterns were both in their factory folds, but that didn't stop me. I'd never been able to compare two patterns like this, so I took out and unfolded the sleeve, bodice and facings just to see.
This all fascinated me. It also made me think of college and the perspective classes I took. In two point perspective, you'd draw a line to a vanishing point from an anchor point and between those two points you could map the size of pretty much anything. I thought of that when I was looking at these patterns.
With these two patterns acting as my points I could take any of the sizes in between simply by halving the distance of all the points between the sizes of each piece. Didn't matter where I placed the smaller piece on top of the larger one, it would always equal out. The perspective geek in me freaked out, and although I didn't do it, I totally was tempted.
It's the small things that make me happy :)