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Instructor: Sarah Veblen
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Bust Adjustments Online Class
coppsu
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Subject: Bust Adjustments Date: 10/7/10 5:28 PM

I would like to take this class, before I register, just want to check on supplies needed and the amount of time to set aside for this, I have never done a class like this, is there anything else I need to know?

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Bust Adjustments Date: 10/7/10 5:56 PM

Hi coppsu,

I will post one lesson per day for 7 days. My lessons are pretty self-explanatory, and some people just work through the lessons at their own pace. Others read the lessons and practice the skills being taught as we go along. I'll be supplying small scale patterns that you can download and print off if you want to practice making the pattern alterations shown in the lesson. You can, of course, also make them on full-scale patterns if you wish.

Some of the lessons can be read and studied in about 1/2 hour to 1 hour. There are a couple of longer lessons that might take a bit more time. It also will depend on how much practicing you want to do.

Really all you need for the class is paper, pencil, rulers, scissors, and scotch tape. If you had a lot of time to devote to the class, you could also make a garment using the FBA/SBA information, but that's not really the point of the class -- the focus is on learning the pattern work.

I hope this helps explain a bit more. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Sarah

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Date: 10/25/10 12:58 PM

Sarah, I have dvd's and books on fitting and something always goes off . Often it's the hem , Is this part of the class? I'm interested. Millie

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Subject: Re: Pre Registration Q&A Date: 10/25/10 2:12 PM

Hi Millie,

I talk about the adjustments that need to be made to the front when making a small bust or full bust adjustment. During the class, I would be happy to give your some pointers on how to think about the hem/bottom of the garment when making pattern adjustments in general.

Sarah

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Subject: Bust Adjustment class questions Date: 10/25/10 7:29 PM

Hi Sarah,

I am currently struggling with various methods of FBA's. I'm interested in this class and have a few questions.
Will you be teaching only one method of doing the FBA/SBA, like the "slash & spread" or "pivot & slide" and, if so, which one?
Will we learn how to apply and fit the FBA/SBA for our individual measurements or is the class more of a general "how to" for the different concepts?
Will we be able to print out all of the information?
Thanks

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Bust Adjustment class questions Date: 10/25/10 7:57 PM

Hi Hazelnut,

I will be teaching you several different ways to think about making either a FBA or SBA, in terms of where the change is made on the pattern. There is lots of information about what you want to accomplish with either of these adjustments, and that can affect which method you choose.

In terms of executing the pattern work, it is a combination of slash and spread, and just taking control of your pattern work (rather than having to adhere to one pattern alteration method).

There is lots of general information about the FBA/SBA, what it accomplishes, as well as how to assess a commercial pattern so that you know how much of a FBA/SBA you need/want to make. I tend to teach fairly theoretically, giving you background information and ways to think about the pattern manipulation so that you can apply the principles to your body in any number of situations.

The lessons are in PDF format, and you can print them off. You can also print the transcripts from the chats.

If you have follow-up questions, I'm happy to answer. I hope I have addressed all of your concerns.

Sarah

sashapoo
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Subject: very large bustline Date: 10/28/10 8:17 AM

I am a very tiny woman with a huge bustline (32j, depending on who I order from) and my 14 year old is already a 32 FFF. Will this class cover how to make adjustments to fit the patterns to both our bust and bodies? We are both very slender. I am a very experienced seamstress but that much of an adjustment is a bit too much for me to get my head around. I would love to be able to learn if possible.

Teri

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Subject: Re: very large bustline Date: 10/28/10 8:50 AM

Teri,

The class covers making full bust adjustments, which allows you to use a smaller size pattern -- which is what you and your daughter need for your frame (bone structure). And the lessons will give you several ways to do a full bust adjustment. I think the class would be very helpful to you, since it also explains the theory behind the FBA; for example, why you need to lengthen the center front portion of the pattern when doing a full bust adjustment. I can also help you decide what type of pattern to start with for your figure type.

While the class isn't focused on fitting the entire body, I can certainly help you conquer the bust area and give you some tips on fitting the rest of the body.

Let me know if you have any follow-up questions. I'd enjoy working with you.

Sarah

debbiep
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Date: 10/28/10 10:07 PM

I am so excited to see a class listed on this topic. I am crazy busy right now sewing for a wedding and working full time. My question is, if I sign up for the class and download material and stuff, but later as I use it more have struggles, can we email you for support? I am thinking over the next 6 months. I realize this is asking a lot but I just wondered.

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Pre Registration Q&A Date: 10/28/10 10:32 PM

Debbie -- Yes, after the class board is closed (about one week after the last chat date), you can send questions to me about the class via support@patternreview.com. I don't give these questions quite the priority in answering them as I do the questions on the class board. Also, I suspect that I'll be offering this class at least 2 or 3 times a year, if not more often.

Sarah

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