Dress Pattern Alteration


Dress Pattern Alteration Tutorial

Learn how to fully adjust a dress sewing pattern with this free dress pattern alteration tutorial, including height, FBA, tummy and biceps.

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What patterns can I use this Dress Pattern Alteration tutorial with?

This dress pattern alteration tutorial is great for anyone wanting to do adjustments for height, FBA, cuff, full tummy, and biceps to a dress or top sewing pattern.

Difficulty Level = Beginner

We originally designed this tutorial to show how to do a dress pattern alteration with the Serenity Dress sewing pattern, however you can use this with nearly any pattern to do adjustments for height, FBA, cuff, full tummy, and biceps.

This adjustment tutorial includes the following adjustments:

  • Height adjustment
  • Full bust adjustment
  • Cuff adjustment
  • Full tummy adjustment
  • Bicep adjustment
Dress Pattern Alteration


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