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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Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: Neckline Balance

Jun 12, 2018
 

This week I wanted to continue the conversation about neckline fitting so in this video I'm talking about the gaping front neckline and a method of correcting it that you may not have seen before. 

When you start drafting...

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Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: The Forward Neck Adjustment

Jun 05, 2018
 

This week's Quick Tip is all about adjusting your pattern for a forward neck position. This adjustment is usually required as we advance in age but as we continue to dedicate a large part of our day to digital devices, it's becoming more...

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News For You: Marjie the Half Scale Alvanon Dress Form

Mar 20, 2018
 

Hello!

I've got a bit of news for you this week and it's something I'm really excited about. If you've been following on Facebook, you may have noticed a photo I posted about a week ago.

This is Marjie. She's a new member of the In-House Patterns...

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Why the Front Pattern is Wider than the Back

Mar 01, 2018
 

For my more advanced sewing enthusiasts, this weeks video may be a little on the obvious side but I find that I get this question a lot so I thought I would cover it for those of you who are new to pattern making and fitting. 

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Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: Troubleshooting Your Bicep Girth Adjustment

Feb 06, 2018
 

Recently I got an email from Gigi. She shared a lovely compliment, made a very valid comment about a blog post I did some time ago and asked a very good question. She suggested that her struggle with bicep girth adjustments was shared by...

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Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: How Patterns Work

Jan 30, 2018
 

This week I have a follow up video to Four Things that Will Get You to a Better Fit Faster. If you didn't catch that one you might want to watch it before diving into this one.

In this week's video I'll show you how to choose...

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