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FBA without adjusting waistline…?

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    Profile photo of rebeccarebecca @rebecca

    @liesl I’ve watched the Creativebug video, and understand it well, but I’m curious how to get back the smaller waistline? Whether for a top or fitted dress, I’d like to emphasize my smaller waist, but doing the FBA widens it.

    I’ve seen a few other tutes on the web for just slashing the side-seam, but I’m curious what Liesl would suggest, for only adjusting the bust, but not the waistline.


    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    One option is to incorporate the excess fabric into a dart.
    Another option is to remove it from the seams. I tend to remove it from the princess seam itself as that’s where I need the projection.

    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson

    Yes, you’ve got it, Heidi. Generally that additional width is handled with the combination of a dart and more contouring at the side seam. I hope that helps, Rebecca!

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