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What does HBL mean?
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Date: 5/6/12 1:37 PM

I took her class on PR 2 years ago, printed out all instructions and filed it away without trying her method. I decided to get them out today and was reading through the ''walking seams'' portion - lesson 2. She states to ''walk from the HBL up and then the HBL down''. I don't remember or understand what HBL means . Anyone have an answer for me? There's probably a very simple explanation TIA.
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Date: 5/6/12 1:49 PM

HB probably means High Bust. Perhaps High Bust Line?

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Date: 5/6/12 2:04 PM

HBL means horizontal balance line. Here's an excerpt in Sarah's words:

Establishing a HBL:

HBL's are always perpendicular to the center front and the grainline. Often you can use a lengthen/shorten line that the pattern provides for the HBL. For a bodice, it's best to have the HBL between the bust and the waist. For a dress or tunic, there should be an additional HBL near the hip level. If you're not sure about the location of the HBL, it's fine to have several.

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Date: 5/6/12 2:28 PM

Thank you very much. It definitely makes sense.
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Date: 5/6/12 2:36 PM

I was trained to use an HBL in design school for draping and all fitting. It is incredibly useful for diagnosing where things are hiking up or sagging down. I also took 2 of Sarah's fitting classes and was delighted that she made good use of them too. For something like a FBA (full-bust adjustment), the HBL reveals the top down dimension can be short, pulling up, even though you may have enough going around the bust fullness width. It's a great diagnostic tool for all garment fitting. Good luck with your progress!

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Date: 5/6/12 2:50 PM

Thank you!
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