Definitive Guide To Bust Adjustments

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Learning how to make a bust adjustment on your sewing patterns will make the single biggest difference to the fit of your garments. In this class, we cover everything you need to know.

In this class, we teach you how to make a bust adjustment by breaking down the basics of how shaping is created around the bust and how it can be manipulated to fit each individual. We then work through several different types of bodice designs and show how each one can be adjusted for a small or full bust.

We discuss why and how fitting the bust is important. We discuss how patterns are drafted and how that relates to your body. We show you exactly how to take your measurements and how to use them to plot relevant adjustment points on your patterns.

Then we discuss exactly how to calculate what kind of adjustment you need to make before visually explaining how to adjust for both small and full busts – including Single Dart Bodices, Double Dart Bodices, French Darts, Shoulder Darts, Princess Seams, Knit Patterns, Grown On Sleeves, Raglan Sleeves, Waistless Patterns and Empire Line Designs.

We leave no stone unturned and even provide a detailed worksheet that you can print off and use alongside the class.


What you will get in this class…

26 video lessons totalling 3 hours 45 minutes which you can access online via your own personal login as many times as you like.  The videos will be available on our website forever.

A downloadable worksheet you can use to follow along with the class to help you with measurements and calculations.

A handy reference list of the cup sizes that different pattern companies draft for.

Step-by-step instructions at every stage by The Stitch Sisters. You can leave comments on the class and ask questions at any time. 


What people have said about this class…

I had purchased this class mainly for the more unusual FBAs – the no darts and raglan sleeves and grown on sleeves etc. But watching this through is one of the most thorough explanations I’ve ever encountered! I can’t wait to get to work on fitting my Vogue dress sloper pattern!

I am in the middle of taking this class and this is SO GOOD, thanks thanks thanks! After sewing all the Vogue Custom Fit collection I am finally going to be able to use any other pattern! Thanks so much!

I’m really loving this online class. Thanks for producing such a comprehensive class xx

Definitely was worth the small amount of money. 👍🏼👍🏼


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We really hope our classes will make you really happy! If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the class after you have purchased it, please get in touch with full details of your issue within 14 days of payment. If your complaint is valid we will be happy to issue you a refund.

You do not need to follow along with your own pattern in this class but, if you wish to, you will need the following tools and materials:

★ Your downloadable worksheet

★ A sewing pattern that you wish to adjust

★ Additional pattern paper (we use art paper on the roll)

★ Tape (we use Scotch Magic Tape)

★ Tracing Paper (we use Swedish Tracing Paper)

★ Paper Scissors

★ A ruler (we use a 2 x 18" drafting ruler)

★ A dressmakers ruler, french curve or hip curve

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