Sewing Tip: Full Bust Adjustment

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Sewing Tip: Full Bust Adjustment


A bust that’s proportionally larger than the rest of your measurements can lead to all kinds of fitting woes, including and tops and bodices that feel too small, or finished projects that fit fine over the girls, but are too big everywhere else. Luckily, there’s a magical thing called the full bust adjustment—sometimes just called an FBA—that can add a bit of extra va va to the voom in standard sewing patterns, and Justine from The Sewing Rabbit will show you how it’s done.


Remember, even if it doesn’t seem like your bust is particularly large, sewing patterns are all about proportions. If the rest of your measurements fit one size, but your bust indicates that you should size up, it’s probably time to try a full bust adjustment. It was a game changer for me, and it just might help you too.

Ready to give it a try? Click here to see the full how-to.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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