IN FITTING FASHION

How to Find the Bust, Waist and Hip Position on Your Sewing Pattern

Feb 19, 2019
 

Last week I got a great question from Kimberly in the In-House Patterns Studio private Facebook group.

She asked:

"How do you find the bust, waist and hip position on a sewing pattern that doesn't have any of these markings?"

If you have a...

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Fitting Sleeves: How to Diagnose Sleeve Fitting Issues

Dec 18, 2018
 

Over the past couple of weeks we've been diving deep into sleeve fitting. In the first video of the series we talked about the armhole shape and size and determined how to assess if it will be a good foundation for your sleeve. In the second video...

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Fitting Sleeves: The Armhole/Sleeve Connection

Dec 11, 2018
 

Last week we talked about the bodice armhole and how to assess if will be a good foundation for the sleeve. If you missed that video you can watch it HERE.

This week is all about the sleeve and how you can determine if it's a good...

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Fitting Sleeves: The Bodice Armhole

Dec 04, 2018
 

Fitting sleeves can sometimes be even more challenging than fitting pants.

Most of us have experienced strange draglines, odd twisting and general discomfort on the sleeves of at least one of our sewing projects. Finding the cause and...

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How to Measure Yourself

Nov 20, 2018
 

If you've been struggling with getting the accurate body measurements you need to choose the correct size and fit your sewing patterns, this video is for you! Today I'm showing you exactly how I measure myself each time I begin a new sewing...

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Fitting Pants: The Crotch Curve

Oct 02, 2018
 

The most challenging thing about fitting pants is getting the patterns crotch curve to reflect the shape of the body it is being fit to. An ill-fitting crotch curve results in draglines, wrinkles and excess fabric that can make pants uncomfortable...

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Fitting Pants: The Seat Adjustment

Sep 25, 2018
 

Today’s video is a continuation of the Fitting Pants video series. This is the third video in the series so if you missed the first two, follow the links below to catch up.

Fitting Pants: How to Get Started

Fitting Pants: The Tummy...

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Fitting Pants: The Tummy Adjustment

Sep 18, 2018
 

Pants are notoriously difficult to fit. This is considered common knowledge in the garment sewing community and has most likely caused many of you to not even bother trying to sew pants. Even I have avoided making pants for fear of spending...

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Fitting Pants: How to Get Started

Sep 11, 2018
 

If you’ve completely given up on sewing pants, you can be sure you’re not alone. Fitting pants is not easy, fast or fun for most of us, but just in case you want to give it another go, I’ve got a series of videos lined up that...

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Fitting Fundamentals: Fitting the Back (Understanding Shape)

Jul 24, 2018
 

This week I wanted to concentrate specifically on the fitting of the back bodice. Fitting the back of the body is obviously challenging due to the fact that we simply can’t see what’s going on back there. When you twist to view the...

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