FBA on Bodice with Under Bust Dart

What you will need

  • This is some additional information for students who wish to make a full bust adjustment to patterns that have an under bust dart such as: Petite Plus Patterns Shapely Shirt #104 and McCall Patterns Dress #M6557

Q&A with Kathleen Cheetham

MsKnitSew asked:
This is very helpful Kathleen. Is there anyway this can be added in PDF form to the class materials? Even with rolling over the image and zooming in I am having a difficult time reading the description.
Kathleen Cheetham answered:
Sorry that the image is not too clear. Unfortunately the platform doesn't allow for pdfs in this location and as it's not actually part of the class we cannot add it to the materials. If you will e-mail me, I will be happy to reply with a pdf copy. You can reach me at info@petitepluspatterns.com
Cagirl777 asked:
It seems the instructor doesn't answer questions posted here, but maybe someone who's taken the class can tell me. I have a problem fitting the bust area of patterns that have an empire waist. Way too often the seam which should be below or under the bust ends up on my breasts because there isn't enough room in the pattern for a 32D cup bra. Has anyone got a fix for this, or can anyone tell me whether this class addresses and resolves this problem satisfactorily?
Kathleen Cheetham answered:
You are correct, the instructor doesn't normally answer questions here, but here I am! Yes, this would be a good class for you to take for your fitting situation. With your 32D bust, you will need to do a full bust adjustment. This adjustment will give you more room over your fuller bust - width & length without increasing the back.
stillsewing1970 asked:
i am a 38-I , will I be able to find help for a full bust adjustment in this class?
Kathleen Cheetham answered:
Yes, you sure will! I demonstrate full and small bust adjustments on garments that have standard and princess seams. Also, I show you how to add fullness to a top that has no dart so you can have a nice fit in your t-shirts as well.

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