+ To accurately take their own and others' body measurements
+ Full bust adjustments for a darted bodice
+ Small bust adjustment for a darted bodice
+ Full bust adjustment for a princess seamed bodice
+ Small bust adjustment for a princess seamed bodice
+ Full bust adjustment for a bodice with grown on sleeves (if we have time)
+ Small bust adjustment for a bodice with grown on sleeves (if we have time)
+ Lengthening and shortening a bodice
+ How to raise and lower bust darts
+ How to fix a gapey back neckline
+ How to fix a tight back rounded shoulders
+ How to alter for a swayback
+ How to raise or lower a neckline
+ How to diagnose fit issues that can't be spotted on measurements alone
+ How to make pattern alterations to the paper pattern
+ How to make pattern alterations to a toile
Please note that this class will end up being structured according to the individual needs of the students; not everyone will have to make the same alterations, and some other fit issues not mentioned above may come up, and will be addressed. The aim of the class is to arm each student with the tools and know-how in order to make bodices to fit their own body, plus a broader understanding of pattern alteration in general from seeing other alterations being performed.
+ The bodice pattern pieces of three BHL patterns within the following categories: Flora OR Holly, Elisalex OR Kim, Anna OR Zeena (please let us know in advance your choice of three)
+ A complimentary download of the three patterns they worked on during class
+ A complimentary download of the BHL sewing planner
+ Cocktails and snacks on Saturday afternoon after class!
+ Toile supplies: calico, pattern paper, tape, pens & pencils, scissors, rulers etc (if you have your own portable tool kit, please feel free to bring it along)
+ Sewing machine and the usual dressmaking tools such as tape measures, fabric scissors, thread, pins etc
+ Access to the Bodice Fitting Masterclass Alumni facebook group - lots of extra resources and fitting chat!