Bust Adjustment
Intermediate | 32 min 31 sec
When adjusting the fit of clothes you sew for yourself, the most important measurements are across your shoulders and bust. Most commercial patterns are made to B cup, leaving a lot of us with ill-fitting tops. In this workshop, Liesl will walk you through the steps of measuring and making adjustments to your pattern for a larger bust.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • tracing wheel
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • pattern you want to enlarge
  • tracing paper or other large paper for creating new pattern piece
  • tape
Learn how to:
  • Determining your pattern size
  • Making an accurate bust measurement
  • Tracing a pattern
  • Transferring body measurements to traced copy of pattern
  • Adjusting paper pattern
What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to adjust the bust for your garments
  • 4 HD video lessons  you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert sewer Liesl Gibson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
339 users recommended this class to a friend
Would like to see more discussion on how to adjust in an FBA for a larger than F cup. Max add here was for 1 1/4 inch, which seems to only get you to an F from B cup
1 day ago
Yvonne Ham
I have a larger bust than the maximum adjustment mentioned. Please provide a tutorial on very large bust adjustments
November 30, 2022
Kristy Aeschbocker
Clear and excellent presentation of information! I'm so thankful I can watch it as many times as necessary to be able to comprehend it all, but it makes sense. This is one thing I really had no idea how to accomplish, but I'm confident I can do it now. Thank you so much!!!
More than 3 months ago