Who here is planning to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on their Minoru Jacket? I am thrilled to share this fantastic photo-illustrated FBA demonstration from Alana at Lazy Stitching. Alana was kind enough to let me borrow her photos from her tutorial! Which is great. It’s awesome to get pattern adjustment tips from someone who regularly adjusts their patterns, and who’s going to test her theories in a muslin or finished garment.
Here’s how to do a FBA for a dartless, gathered-neckline bodice like the Minoru Jacket:
Thanks, Alana, for letting me post your diagrams! (So much nicer-looking than my usual ones – the pink paper is a nice touch.) For more details, check out the original blog post on Lazy Stitching. (On her site the ‘click to enlarge’ feature brings up larger diagrams, yay!)
Want to see Alana’s creative way to test the fit of her adjustments, without sewing a standard muslin? You’ll have to click through and take a look!
Want to learn more about Full Bust Adjustments in general? Check out this post from the Lonsdale Sew-Along – Lonsdale Sew-Along: FBA for a Dartless Bodice and Loads of FBA Links. At the end of the post, there are a ton of FBA links to other tutorials around the web. Whenever I’m trying to figure something out, I like to read as much as possible about it and then decide the best method to use. (And if everything I read is saying basically the same thing, then I know I’m on the right track…)