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Ngaio Blouse FBA Scroop Patterns

Doing a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on the Ngaio Blouse

The Ngaio Blouse pattern comes with separate pattern pieces for Small (A-B), Medium (C-DD/E) & Large (F+) cup sizes.  This means it works for people with high and full bust differences from 2″-4″. If your high-full bust difference is more than 4″ (or you just find it a big snug across the bust), here’s how to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) on the Ngaio Blouse. First, because I’m a massive nerd, and love explaining why things need to happen, rather than just telling people they do, here’s all the why’s behind FBAs and the Ngaio blouse. Why you might need an FBA The way I have you calculate cup size in the Ngaio Blouse pattern is to measure the difference between your full bust measure, and your high bust measure: The bigger the difference between your high bust and your full bust, the bigger your cup size. It’s a simple but effective system, but does have some drawbacks, because it’s only two measurements. I discuss this system, why it’s used, why it works, but …

Hooray! Scroop Patterns now available in paper format!

I’m delighted to announce that selected Scroop Patterns are now available in hard copy!                     Get your paper versions of  the Rilla Corset  and  the Ngaio Blouse  exclusively through:  Wearing History   About the patterns: Hard copy Scroop Patterns are printed on high-quality, medium weight bond paper, with easy to use spiral-bound instruction booklets.   Both patterns and instructions are in full colour. Wearing History is based in Southern California, USA, and ships worldwide. In keeping with Scroop Patterns commitment to supporting small businesses, and to reducing waste whenever possible, the hard copy patterns are printed by a small, local to Wearing History, printing company. And, of course, if you don’t want to wait for shipping, you can always get your digital print-at-home Scroop Patterns through What’s next? Even more Scroop Patterns  in hard copy! Leave a comment to let me know which one you’d like to see in paper next! SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

The Scroop Ngaio Blouse

The Ngaio Blouse – the difference in cup sizes, illustrated

When I first planned the Ngaio Blouse as a pattern I intended to offer it in one standard size, and do a tutorial on how to do a full bust adjustment (FBA) on it, since the pattern pieces aren’t standard shapes that most sewers are used to adjusting. Then I thought: why not just do it for you? I thought you might appreciate a bit of insight into the method I used, the calculations behind it, and what affect that has on the final fit. The simplest way to measure cup size is to measure the difference between your full bust measure, and your high bust measure: According to this system, an A cup has a 1″ difference, a B cup has a 2″ difference, a C cup a 3″, etc, etc. This is the measuring system I use for the Ngaio blouse, because it works reasonably well for most bodies, is the same system most other pattern companies use (so I’m not throwing a bunch of weird measures you’re not expecting at you), and …