Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Many sewing patterns cater for a standard body shape and proportions including bust cup size. They are often drafted for a B cup so if you are anything other than that it is likely that being able to make a bust adjustment will help you to get a better fit not only around the bust but across the shoulders, back and side seams.
In this Tuesday Techniques session I explain
how to measure your bust
why you need to modify some patterns to cater for larger or smaller busts
the factors to consider when picking your pattern size if you are not a B cup
the signs that you might need a bust adjustment
how to make a full bust adjustment on a bodice pattern piece including how much to adjust for each cup size
If you have a pattern that you want to work on then why not give these modifications a try as you watch the video.
If you have a pattern that is not a simple bodice like the one in this example e.g. a princess seam or a top with a yoke or wrap please let me know either in the Facebook Group or by email and I can share some tips and techniques to help you apply the bust adjustment for your particular pattern.
If you have any questions then I love to help so email me at email@example.com and if you have any a-has or inspiration from this session let me know in the comments below.