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Adjust the Bust

The Complete Guide

with Kathleen Cheetham
Adjust the Bust
Don't let darts that point to the wrong place or straining seams ruin a perfect garment. Kathleen Cheetham shows you how to adjust for any size bust.

Busts come in all shapes and sizes, so why should your pattern only come in one? Join Kathleen Cheetham as she teaches the basics of correct measuring and finding your bust point, demonstrates full and small bust adjustments for any style of garment, and shows you how to create an ideal pattern for your body. True up your hems, side seams and armholes after alterations for a professional result, and learn tailoring skills that you can use over and over for any garment.

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Lesson 1. Meet Kathleen Cheetham & Get Started

  • Meet Kathleen Cheetham, take your measurements and choose your pattern size.


Lesson 2. Preparing the Pattern


Lesson 3. Understanding the Bust Point


Lesson 4. Adjusting No-Dart Tops


Lesson 5. Adjusting Existing Side-Seam Darts


Lesson 6. Adjusting Princess-Seamed Tops

"I have many sewing books that contain directions for an FBA, but this class was an eye-opener for me. Kathleen Cheetham's demonstrations are accompanied by clear explanations that just make sense. Loved the class - definitely worth the money."
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