Today’s topic is somewhat of an advanced one, but it’s not necessarily hard to understand. It’s about how to measure your hips. Most of the pattern instructions I’ve seen, including American sewing patterns such as the “Big 4” and European sewing patterns such as Burda and Patrones, tell you to simply measure the widest part of your …

You’re doing it wrong: Why your hip measurements don’t work (Itch To Stitch)

Welcome back!! By now, you've purged your closets, assessed what you have  left, what holes you need to fill, and browsed (or even selected) your  color palate for the season. Now, we make use of your style analysis!  Because today, we pattern shop. After all, we can't sew without fabric, and  we can't buy fabric without pattern requirements, right?? How are we  supposed to sew without our fabric??

Summer Capsule Wardrobe: Pattern Shopping

Summer Capsule Wardrobe -- Do's & Don'ts by body type// pattern selection// fabric shopping

Women's dress pattern adjustment how-to | Kitschy Coo (printed off what I needed)

Some common bodice alterations: shortening waist length, sway back, cheater fba and shorten upper chest / armhole.

Square Shoulder or Sloping Shoulder - pattern adjustments/alterations.

square shoulders adjustment - lift the outer edge of the shoulder (usually - a little goes a long way here) and also lift the underarm the same amount. This keeps the armhole the same length so that sleeve adjustments are not necessary.

Certainly not all women have a B-sized bustline, which means most commercial patterns must be adjusted before any fabric is cut. Learning how to make this adjustment can make all the difference in constructing garments that not only mimic ready-to-wear, but in fact surpass these boutique pieces. Why? Because your handmade garment will fit you perfectly. Ready to start find your perfect fit? Learn how tin this step-by-step tutorial!

Find Your Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment

ignore the disparaging title, a dart to the neck or the shoulder (red line) works wonders for a high round back

The Dowager's Hump

Dowager hump pattern: ignore the disparaging title, a dart to the neck or the shoulder (red line) works wonders for a high round back

Petite bodice adjustment WITHOUT removing FBA length. Sherril Miller on PR via Cynthia Guffey

Full-Bust petite adjustment (reducing armhole size) Sewing Tip. Common sewing tips and sewing techniques that are useful when working on sewing .

How to make a full bust adjustment (FBA) to sewing patterns. Downloadable PDF article from Vogue Patterns Magazine. by Valorie Holliday

How to make a full bust adjustment (FBA) to sewing patterns. From McCall Pattern Company

How to make a full bust adjustment

Find Your Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment

Find out how to construct your perfect fit with a tutorial on making a full bust adjustment.

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