SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Tips & Techniques > Full bust adjustment for beginners

Viewed 6428 times
Posted by: Ashford
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About Ashford star
TX USA
Member since: 5/14/10
Reviews written: 25
Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner
Favored by: 5 people
tips added: 4
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 10/28/11 3:15 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 19 people   
This is the best tutorial I have ever read on how to do the Full Bust Adjustment. It is provided by the Sew L.A. Fabric Shop web site.

http://sew-la-fabric.blogspot.com/2010/04/full-bust-adjustment-aka-fba.html


Clear photos --Each step is photographed up close. You can clearly see what to measure and mark.

How to redraw the dart legs --The most interesting part for me was towards the end with the details on how to redraw the dart legs. Most instructions will just say "Draw the new dart legs." This instruction tells you how. I will admit that I did need to read this part more than once.


Practice on a miniature paper version --It is a good idea to make a small practice copy of the basic Front pattern shape. Draw the shape on notebook or printer paper. (Pull one out of your recycle bin.) You can cut and tape and test on your copies to see what the changes do and be certain you understand the instructions.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
NJcowgirl said...
Sew LA is a delightful store and the owner is helpful and sooo sew smart. I've never taken a class there since I live out of state but I'm sure she's an excellent resource of info. She has a great informative blog. Thanks for giving her a mention on her wonderful tutorial.
10/29/11 1:54 PM
Annie- oh said...
Yes! Again, thanks, Ashford, for posting very helpful information sites.
10/29/11 2:19 PM
RatRace said...
I really appreciate you posting the link to this helpful FBA tutorial. It seems easy enough to try. Thanks
11/5/11 9:16 PM
knipster said...
thank you for this tutorial: very clearly explained with the photos.
11/8/11 8:30 AM
MaggieMinnich said...
Gosh, I gotta tell ya, I enjoy sewing, but doing all this work to make a pattern fit just isn't worth it, to me, personally.
3/5/12 2:41 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Understanding Wool Fabrics
Understanding Wool Fabrics

Register

Understanding Interfacings
Understanding Interfacings

Register

J Stern Designs The Hobo Bag Pattern

J Stern Designs The Hobo Bag Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Little Smartie Pants Pattern

Favorite Things Little Smartie Pants Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.