Posted on 11 August 2019
Some patterns require you to use your upper bust measurement to determine what size to make.
BUT WHAT IF YOUR BUST IS LARGER (OR SMALLER) THAT THE SIZE ALLOWS?!!
If you go up or down a size to accomodate your bust, it's highly likely that it now won't fit you shoulders, neck & arms properly.
These instructions outline how to do a simple full bust adjustment (FBA) or small bust adjustment (SBA) so that your top or dress actually fits you properly.
A bust adjustment is where you manipulate the pattern to allow extra room for your bust, whilst keeping all other elements the same.
The method I have outlined is easy to follow and fast to do. This method can be used on other patterns without bodice or bust darts.
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Why a PDF? How many times have you come across some valuable information and thought 'oooh I could use that... later' and then completely forget where you saw it. This way you can download it and have it always.
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