Betsy is the patternmaker behind Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chick Patterns (SBCC), a company making patterns for petite ladies in sizes XXS-3XL. With years of experience in the design industry, and inspired by a lack of patterns designed specifically for petite ladies, she created SBCC – because, as she says, “Sometimes it is just about the right proportions- not just making clothing shorter.”
Today Betsy is sharing a technique she uses to “fake an FBA” (full-bust adjustment) in a knit t-shirt – to get rid of those wrinkles that appear at the underarm when the knit fabric has to stretch over a big bust. If you don’t have a t-shirt pattern already to try this on, you can try the SBCC Tonic Tee for free!
How to Fake an FBA for knit tops
Is there anything worse than finishing a basic knit top only to find you are unhappy with the fit? The bigger the boobs, the bigger the fit problems. Woven blouses have darts in every available position to form and shape around your curves, but for a flat knit panel of a t-shirt, what’s a gal to do?
One of the great things about knit fabric is that it is the equivalent of Play-Doh. You can shape it, mold it and stretch it to do what you want. T-shirts are super fast to whip up and if you find that you have excess fabric pooling under the armholes just remove the side seam stitches and follow the steps below to improve the fit.
Has anyone tried something like this before?