Tutorial: Full bust adjustment

Tutorial: Full bust adjustment

Tutorial: Full bust adjustment

If your bust is larger than a B cup, you’ll probably find that sewing patterns fit too snug through the chest.  You can make a full bust adjustment to the pattern to make it fit.  Justine from Sew Country Chick shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to do a full bust adjustment.  You may see this referred to on sewing message boards as simply FBA.  A full bust adjustment adds extra width to just the bust of the garment, maintaining original measurements on other parts of the bodice.  She shows how to do the adjustment on the Stepford Dress pattern, but this method works with any bodice.  Click the link below to go to her tutorial:

How to do a full bust adjustment, by Sew Country Chick

[photo from Sew Country Chick on The Sewing Rabbit]


  1. Anna says

    With all the trouble to do a FBA, and with the number of tutorials online to do one, you’d think there’d be someone just making patterns with built-in FBAs for various sizes!!! I can dream.

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