Do you know how to do a full bust adjustment (FBA) or the reverse of it: a small bust adjustment (SBA)?
Commercial dressmaking patterns are made for B cup measurements and only some patterns will have separate pattern pieces for each cup size.
I will bring along copies of scaled down front pattern pieces and show you how it is done. Would you please bring a ruler, pencil and a pair of scissors each, we can share some sellotape.
It is a three (or four) step process that works the same for any kind of pattern. Whether the front piece is indeed one piece or made up of several. I will demonstrate each step and you can work alongside me: marking, cutting and moving the paper pieces.
I have only just started using this technique and I am astonished at how big a difference it makes. My sewing is going so much better now that I know I will be able to fit tops and dresses much, much better than before. I can't believe I didn't know of an FBA until a few months back. No wonder that I wasn't very happy with some of my sewing.
Bring along something to work on after we're done and we can have a normal get-together. We usually find a table somewhere between the dispense bar of the Riverside Terrace Cafe and the window frontage on Level 2.
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