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  • How To: Small Bust Adjustment

    Posted On June 7, 2018

    Learn how to do a Small Bust Adjustment (SBA) in this tutorial. In this lesson I discuss what size pattern to choose and how much to remove from the pattern as an SBA. As well as tips for correcting the waist size of the pattern and what to do if you are left with or […]

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  • What Is? Small Bust Adjustment?

    Posted On June 7, 2018

    Learn what a SBA is, understand the term Small Bust Adjustment and whether you might need to do a Small Bust Adjustment on garments you are making. In this tutorial I share tips on measuring your cup size, how to work out whether you need an SBA and how much to add into the SBA.

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  • How To: Full Bust Adjustment

    Posted On May 29, 2018

    Learn how to do a Full Bust Adjustment in this week’s tutorial. In our basic FBA tutorial Aneka will share tips for choosing the right size pattern, how much adjustment to add into the pattern, and show you how to do an FBA on a single (side) dart bodice. Discussing techniques for correcting the waist of […]

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  • What Is? Full Bust Adjustment?

    Posted On May 29, 2018

    Have you heard of the term FBA – Full Bust Adjustment? Are you unsure if you need to do an FBA on your garment? In this What Is? tutorial, I discuss FBA’s. What are they? When you might need one? And how to work out how much you need to add into your adjustment!

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  • How To: Lower & Raise (Move) Darts

    Posted On May 21, 2018

    Learn how to move darts, both bust darts and contour darts to work with the position of your individual Bust Apex. In this tutorial I share tips for raising and lowering darts, as well as moving them closer or further away from the Centre Front of the garment (as required).

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  • How To: Sew a Contour Dart

    Posted On May 20, 2018

    Today’s tutorial shares tips and techniques for sewing a contour dart. Also known as a fish eye dart and/or double ended dart. In this tutorial Aneka share 2 different methods for sewing the dart, as well as tips on how to press and finish the dart.

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  • What Is? Contour Dart

    Posted On May 15, 2018

    Today’s What Is? video has launched on YouTube. Learn and understand the sewing term ‘Contour Dart’. A contour dart can also be known as a double-ended dart and fish eye dart. Stay tuned for Sunday’s video, where I share tips for sewing a contour dart.

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  • How To: Sew a French Dart

    Posted On May 13, 2018

    Learn tips and techniques for sewing a French Dart and/or Cutaway Dart in today’s YouTube tutorial. In this tutorial Aneka shares how to sew a dart, pressing tips and how to finish the fabric.

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  • How To: Measure YOUR Bust Apex

    Posted On May 10, 2018

    Learn how to take measurements to your bust apex and mark these details onto a dressmaking pattern. This will allow you to move the bust apex to the position that’s correct for your individual figure.

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  • What Is? French Dart

    Posted On May 8, 2018

    Understand the term French Dart in this week’s ‘What Is’ tutorial. Learn what they look like and where you would find a French Dart on a garment.

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  • How To: Find Bust Apex (Pattern)

    Posted On May 6, 2018

    Learn how to find a bust apex on a dressmaking pattern that doesn’t have one. This tutorial will show you how to work with a bodice that has a single dart, more than one dart and princess seams, to get as close as possible to the bust apex of the pattern. Finding the bust apex […]

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  • What Is? Bust Apex

    Posted On May 3, 2018

    In this weeks What Is? tutorial I cover the term Bust Apex | Bust Point. A simple but required term for future tutorials that I will be covering: Full Bust Adjustment, Small Bust Adjustment etc. Learn what the Bust Apex is and how to find it on your individual figure, or someone you are making […]

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