Tag: pattern fitting

Across Shoulder Too Wide
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Top Pattern correction to reduce the shoulder width. a) identify the issue – across shoulder is too large- Often there is too much fabric across the front. B) Pin the across shoulder area in at the Low point shoulder (LPS), until you are happy with the location of the armhole seam. Option 1 C) Correcting […]

Small Bust Adjustment – Pattern Correction
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Top Pattern correction for a Small Bust adjustment (SBA). Follow this correction for styles with Darts or NO darts. a) identify the issue – The bust is loose, there is excess at the bust area. B) Pinning the problem (when you’ve already sewn a muslin/toile): Pin the excess area you have at the front bust […]

Full Bust Adjustment – FBA Pattern Correction
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Top Pattern correction for a Full Bust adjustment (FBA). This correction is for styles with side bust darts. A full bust adjustment (FBA) is needed when the person has a larger Bust cup size than the sewing pattern was created for. Most pattern companies create their sewing patterns based on a standard B-cup bust size. […]

How to Measure Your Body
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A guide to measuring your body correctly for pattern fitting. The best way to measure yourself is using a flexible tape measure and even better, ask a friend to help! For most top and dress patterns you will need to measure three main areas, bust, waist and hips. When measuring the bust, ensure the tape […]