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Posted by: Ashford

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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.

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.

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MaggieMinnich said... (3/5/12 2:41 PM) Reply
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.
knipster said... (11/8/11 8:30 AM) Reply
thank you for this tutorial: very clearly explained with the photos.
RatRace said... (11/5/11 9:16 PM) Reply
I really appreciate you posting the link to this helpful FBA tutorial. It seems easy enough to try. Thanks
Annie- oh said... (10/29/11 2:19 PM) Reply
Yes! Again, thanks, Ashford, for posting very helpful information sites.
NJcowgirl said... (10/29/11 1:54 PM) Reply
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.
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