As with all of our Colette Handbook projects, sometimes a bust adjustment is necessary to achieve the ideal fit. What makes this potentially challenging is that the Licorice dress is a sheath-style dress; all in one piece.
Do not despair, however! It is still a very straightforward process to make the adjustments you need for your ideal fit. First off, I'll tackle the full bust adjustment (FBA). Below is a terrific video tutorial that details every step of the process:
I also found a great photo tutorial from the Three Dresses Project, which I thought may prove helpful as well.
The Sewing Corner provides an informative and easy SBA; however, it is for separate bodice and skirt pieces. It could still easily be applied to the Licorice by cutting the pattern pieces into separate bodice and skirt pieces, make the SBA, then reattach them. Hungry Zombie Couture has an excellent SBA tutorial here.
While I am normally not a pattern tracer, for these type of adjustments I highly recommend making them on a traced copy in order to preserve your original. This is especially handy if you make a mistake!
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