I am starting to remember why I stopped sewing for myself after I had the twins. Pattern alterations are tough! My first attempt at an FBA was, well, a bust. For the past 4 nights, I have been wrestling with the FBA. I thought I would practice a full bust adjustment before tackling some of the more extensive alterations I will need to make on the vintage patterns. I chose a pattern I have had for over a year which has gotten great reviews from other sewists – Butterick 5030.
I thought I would try the slash and spread method and that didn’t work.
Then I thought I would try an improvisational pivot and slide method and that didn’t work. No need for a photo; the results looked a lot like the above…
My mother used to watch “Sewing with Nancy” every Saturday afternoon. Nancy demonstrated the pivot and slide technique countless times on her show. And (bonus!) there is a short video demo of the technique on Nancy’s Notions website as well.