I'm going to be tackling bottoms for the first time. Up top, I'm average, so I've never made pattern adjustments for busts or length. I'm really sway-backed, have no hips, and have more than a bit of junk in my trunk :o)
Does anyone know of any good tutorials for making these changes? I've heard of FBA, what what's the fun name for these adjustments?
Here is a good tutorial for a full (or flat) derriere adjustments. For the hips, I usually draw the curve based on my MMs, and make a muslin to tweak it if need be. The wide part of my hips is really low, so adjustment is always needed!After a while, you just get a good feel for you own adjustments. http://www.coletterie.com/sewalongs/clover-sewalong-full-or-flat-bu... Also, here is a link for all different sorts of swayback adjustments. http://buzzybeesworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/sway-back-alterations-my... Good luck!
hey laeh! i've got the same issue-- all my junk is in the back and not the sides. i've tried a bunch of adjustments, but in the end what really helped was finding the pattern company that seemed to match my curves best (simplicity). then i always cut my size (not the finished garment size like i do in tops), and use the ease to tweak it. bottoms with darts on front & back are your friends, and messing with the side seams first seems to keep the pants sitting as they should. sunni has a great tutorial on pants fitting:
just scroll down to alterations for pants!
Thank you, ladies! I finally finished my first pair (self-drafted!). I'm ready to try it again.