IN FITTING FASHION

Ask Alex: How to Get a Professional Finish on Your Handmade Garments

Jan 15, 2019
 

Welcome to the first video tutorial of 2019!

First of all, thank you for your time and attention to the all the tutorials I created in 2018. It is your insights, comments and questions that keep me motivated to continue, and I truly do hope that...

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Plans Make it Happen - 2019

Jan 01, 2019

As 2019 begins to shine, I've been thinking about where to best put my time and energy in the New Year. While you may be thinking about the sewing projects you'd like to tackle, I'm planning how I'm going to serve you better this...

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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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Ask Alex: Your Questions Answered (The Fitting Ones)

Nov 13, 2018
 

A few weeks ago I sent a survey to my email list. The purpose of the survey was to get an idea about what they were struggling with so that I could be of greater service to them. One of the questions I posed was this:

If you could...

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Ask Alex: Your Questions Answered (the personal ones)

Oct 30, 2018
 

A short time ago I sent a survey to my email list. The purpose of the survey was to get an idea about what they were struggling with so that I could be of greater service to them. One of the questions I posed was this:

If you could ask me one...

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Your Guide to the In-House Patterns Video Tutorials

Oct 23, 2018
 

As the video tutorials pile up, watchers and readers are starting to ask, "where do I start?" Well, I've got the answer today. If you're new to the In-House Patterns community, here's your path to navigating the tutorials according to your area of...

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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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