Certainly not all women have a B-sized bustline, which means most commercial patterns must be adjusted before any fabric is cut. Learning how to make this adjustment can make all the difference in constructing garments that not only mimic ready-to-wear, but in fact surpass these boutique pieces. Why? Because your handmade garment will fit you perfectly. Ready to start find your perfect fit? Learn how tin this step-by-step tutorial!

Find Your Fit: How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment

Drafting puffed sleeves tutorial

Gather at top, finish with ribbon as bias tape and lace underneath. Also, topstitch pink ribbon stripes to base fabric to create stripes

Please note that this method works best for those increasing less than 4″ total so the armhole will not be distorted.  If you need more than a 4″ increase, other alterations such

If you have problems using commercial patterns to fit a fuller bust, check out our tutorial on how to increase the bust area using the pivot method.

Sleeves - One of the inner SECRETS of the fabulous look of an ARMANI SLEEVE is his brilliant take on a sleeve header. This shaped piece of light quilting fleece fills in the seam allowance, supports the sleeve, and camouflages the shoulder pad. The header/support is cut 2-1/4 in. wide in the shape of the sleeve cap, following the ease points shown in the drawing on the facing page and explained below. From: Threads Magazine

Armani Jackets: The Inside Story

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