Here’s how I went about a FBA on the pleated bodice of Vogue 1025.
Just wanted to pop in to say hi and a humongous thank you for all the encouragement too. Things have been plenty better
Today was ‘Wear Red for Red Cross’ day, raising funds for those affected by the Canterbury Earthquake. I put my last minute Christmas
Thank you so much for this, I’m always looking out for FBA tutorials!
Your dres looks lovely on you!! It was quite interesting on how you did your Full bust ajustment. Last week, I too attempted to do a FBA on a vogue pleated bodice that wraps over the bust – the V8784 wrap dress. I drew and cut the 3 lines, just as you’ve described above – but my line 2 missed the two pleats altogether (a bit of laziness on my part!). As I have a short torso, I found that I had to rejoin line 3 back to the original pattern! And also had to shorten the side to the left of line two and then used a french curve to redraw the armhole to match the original armhole , as the FBA had shifted it so much!! I found that on my muslin, I had to take in the side seams a bit and tapered it to the waist. By the end of it I was turning the air blue from how much I was getting frustrated by the whole thing!!!
In your case, all you need to do is redraw the arm hole to your comfortable requirements, as it is a sleeveless garment. If facings are required for the armholes , then it is easy to redraw them.
I really wish I had the guts to attempt this on a couple of my dresses, I could really do with a little bit of fine tuning but I am scared to ruin them!
gosh that’s clever. Good on you!
I have been trying to work out a FBA on this http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/112011-v-neck-cocktail-dress-with-starburst and have struggled with the pleats! So helpful!
I loved the way you have made it look so simple! I loved it I know if i try to make it on my own, it wont be as easy, anyways thank you a TON for sharing it with all of us here!
Thank you for this super clear tutorial! It’s wonderfully helpful.
You are amazing! Thank you for the tutorial. I have spent hours online an reading about this process and never quite understood the process. I have to make a fairly large adjustment and my end result of the pattern never came out looking like the example. I wasn’t sure if I was doing it correctly. Now my end result closely resembles yours and I understand the process now. Thank you, you’re a gem!
Congratulation and Than kyou a million times over. I have spent hours and dollars on books, searching for what you told me in 5 simple steps. Brilliant. I am working on Vogue 1194 which is similar but cut on the bias. Well done.
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