Online Class

Adjust the Bust

The Complete Guide

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.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kathleen Cheetham
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Kathleen Cheetham & Get Started
Meet Kathleen Cheetham, take your measurements and choose your pattern size.
2. Preparing the Pattern
3. Understanding the Bust Point
4. Adjusting No-Dart Tops
5. Adjusting Existing Side-Seam Darts
6. Adjusting Princess-Seamed Tops

Taught by

Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham teaches workshops and sells her pattern line at sewing consumer and trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also runs a custom tailoring shop for women and teaches classes on fitting and design. Her articles have regularly appeared in Threads magazine, and her line of patterns has been featured in Sew News, Threads, Australian Stitches, and Sewing World UK. She is the author of Perfect Plus: Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes.
Guarantee ribbon icon

We hope you love it!

We want you to enjoy every minute of your Craftsy experience. So if you're not thrilled just let us know. We'll make it right.