IN FITTING FASHION

Pattern Fundamentals: Strapless Contour Darts

Jul 10, 2018
 

This is video number four of this pattern fundamentals series all about the bust circle and contour darts. If you've missed the first three, you'll find them here:

Video 1: The Bust Circle Defined

Video 2: Neckline Contour Darts

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Pattern Fundamentals: Armhole Contour Darts

Jul 03, 2018
 

This is video number three of this pattern fundamentals series all about the bust circle and contour darts. If you've missed the first two, back track a little and watch them here:

Video 1: The Bust Circle Defined

Video 2: Neckline Contour Darts

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Pattern Fundamentals: Neckline Contour Darts

Jun 26, 2018
 

Today we're using the bust circle that we defined last week to map out the contour or gape darts for the neckline area. If you missed that video, you'll need to watch it to understand how this works.

Pattern Fundamentals: The Bust Circle Defined

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Pattern Fundamentals: The Bust Circle Defined

Jun 19, 2018
 

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about fitting necklines. As you’ve seen in the previous videos, there are definitely some special considerations when fitting your pattern to this area of the body.

Posture plays an...

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PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to Pattern the Trumpet Sleeve

May 30, 2017

In this final video of the Pattern Fundamentals series, we're going to use the basic sleeve block to design the pattern of one of the most popular sleeve styles this year.

If you've missed the previous lessons in the series, I encourage you...

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PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to Create and Balance a Flared Skirt

May 23, 2017

Here we go with video #4 of the Pattern Fundamentals series!

In the last three videos we've practiced lots of dart manipulations.  Each video building your pattern making skills and hopefully giving you the confidence you need to make...

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PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Three Ways to Manage the Back Shoulder Dart

May 16, 2017

Here is the third video from this month's series on Pattern Fundamentals.

In the last two videos I showed you how to rotate darts, how to true them up and how to manage large dart volumes.  If you missed those just click the...

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PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to True Darts and Manage Dart Volume

May 09, 2017

I've got a new episode of Pattern Fundamentals for you!

In this week's video, I'm finishing the pattern work we started last week and giving you some inside information about darts. I'll show you how to true darts and determine their...

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PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Two Essential Skills for Successful Pattern Manipulation

May 01, 2017

Say hello to the month of May and a new series on the blog.  

This month I'm presenting Pattern Fundamentals, a series highlighting the skills you'll need to master in order to manipulate patterns for fit and style.  With...

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