OK sew -alongers, this blog post we are getting into the nitty gritty of the Billie Jean pattern, the serious side of business, just kidding don't panic!
I will be showing you how to do a Full Bust Adjustment aka (FBA) on a princess seam bodice for the bodacious of bust!
It may seem a little bit mysterious and you may be slightly panic stricken at the thought of doing an FBA, but i assure you it is easy! And i am going to walk you through the process step by step, so read on!
So how do you know if you need to do an FBA on your pattern?
Simple! When you check the size chart on the back of the pattern envelope, and you have noticed that your bust measurements fall into the larger size column, compared to the rest of your body measurements - this means, then you most likely will need to do one. But if this isn't giving you any clues or your still not sure, here are a few other ways to know if you need to do an FBA:
* When you are trying to close the bodice of the dress and you can't! And while doing so the girls are getting squashed flat!
* The waistline is sitting higher at the front then the back of the bodice.
*The dart apex is hitting you too high.
* Your fabric is pulling around your arm syce and basically all over the place.
* Just an all round feeling of un-comfort whilst wearing the bodice.
How do I calculate my FBA?