SBA-Bodice without dart

SBA=Small body adjustment

How do I know that an SBA is necessary ?

This sewing pattern adjustment is made for a bodice without dart.

First, the bust point on the front piece needs to be determined. Either by measuring with a tape measure or by placing the sewing pattern on your upper body. Make sure your sewing pattern is on your center front and shoulder and mark the highest point on your chest. This is different for each bust but for many women it is at the height of the nipples .

Starting from the armhole, a point is made at the first third, which is then connected to the bust point. Alternatively, you can use the first armhole notch on the pattern and draw a straight line from there to the bust point. From the bust point, you then draw a straight vertical line parallel to the center front to the hem. Draw a horizontal line from the bust point to the side seam.

Draw the seam allowance along the armhole at the first third. Cut the vertical line from the bottom to just before the seam allowance at the armhole. Next, cut the line from the side seam just before the bust point.

At the bust point, slide the side piece together as much as you want to take away from the width. To do this, the horizontal line on the side piece closes automatically like a dart. Then draw a horizontal line about 5 cm from the bottom and cut it out.

The side piece is pushed down in parallel until it is at the same height as the middle front piece. The side seam must be redrawn.

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