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Burda’s Swayback Adjustment

This alteration originally ran back in 2004 / 2005. Burda used to do a monthly series of alterations, then fabric, and techniques. I have found them invaluable in better understanding BWOF.

The swayback adjustment alteration some of asked for and many others are available at the Burda English site through Yahoo! We’ve gotten permission to post on Yahoo!, but as I don’t like being sued, I won’t post it here.

Once you become a member at the Yahoo! Groups site, check out the ‘files‘ section. We’ve tried to compile what we could. I do know there are some missing 😦 But, listed are:

Broad Shoulders.pdf
Broad Shoulder Adjustment from 4/05 BWOF
image/ Enlarge or reduce pattern size.jpg
Enlarge or reduce a pattern size (from Feb 2008)
application/pdf FBA.pdf
Adjusting for larger (D and up) bust
application/pdf LongUpperBody.pdf
Long Upper Body from 5/05 BWOF
application/pdf NarrowBack.pdf
Compensate for Narrow Back from 7/05 BWOF
application/pdf petite.pdf
Shortening Patterns BWOF 9/02
application/pdf RisingHem.pdf
Adjusting for Rising Hem at Back from 1/05 BWOF
image/ sba.jpg
Adjusting for a Small Bust Cup from 11/04 BWOF
application/pdf ShorteningSewingPatterns.pdf
Shortening Patterns for Petites from 8/2005 BWOF ~ 2 pages
application/pdf ShortWaistedFigure.pdf
Short-Waisted Figure from 10/04 BWOF
application/pdf sway.pdf
Making a sway back adjustment
application/pdf upper arms.pdf
Large upper arm adjustment 2/04 BWOF
application/pdf waist hip.pdf
Narrow Waist, Wide Hip Adjustment 1/04
application/pdf Wider Thighs.pdf
Adjust Skirt/Pants for Wider Thighs from 6/05

And, if you have trouble with BWOF directions, you can see some of their highlighted construction techniques. These include:

application/pdf binding vneck.pdf
How to Bind a V-Neck Edge from 12/03 BWOF
application/pdf binding.pdf
How to Bind Bound Edges from 7/02 BWOF
application/pdf cargo.pdf
How to Make Cargo Pockets 7/03 BWOF
application/pdf collar.pdf
Collar stand illustrated sewing course from 1/01
application/pdf Concealed Placket Zipper.pdf
How to Make a Concealed Zipper on Jacket 8/02 BOWF
application/pdf darts.pdf
Sewing and Pressing Darts, Making a Pressing Ham
application/pdf Front Trouse Zip.pdf
Trouser Zipper Instructions 4/03 BWOF
application/pdf hem corners.pdf
Making Hems, Small Vents and Mitered Corners 11/03 BWOF
application/pdf kimono.pdf
How to Make Kimono Sleeves 6/02 BWOF
application/pdf lingerie.pdf
Sewing Lingerie / Stretch Lace Workshop 11/02
application/pdf neck armhole.pdf
Perfect neck and armhole edges (sleveless garments) 5/02
application/pdf piped jacket lining.pdf
Piped Jacket Lining Instructions from 8/03 BWOF
application/pdf piping.pdf
Adding Piping to Garments 10/02 BWOF
application/pdf single welt.pdf
Single Welt Pocket Instructions from BWOF 1/03
application/pdf tie bands.pdf
Making Tie Bands, narrow and wide 2/03 BWOF

I hope you’ll consider joining the group!

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