IN FITTING FASHION

Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: Take a Walk

Sep 28, 2017
 

Hey there! Today I found a few minutes to record this Quick Tip video while I was preparing for The Fitting Fun Workshop I'll be holding in November.  This video demonstrates how to walk your sleeve pattern to ensure that it fits in the...

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Fitting Fundamentals: The Live Workshop

Jul 31, 2017

On a beautiful sunny Saturday here in Victoria, these ladies and I gathered together for a full day to discuss and practice some practical strategies for recognizing, assessing, and solving fit issues. 

We started out with a review of...

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Quick Tips for Patterns that Fit: The Gaping Front Armhole

Jun 12, 2017
 

This week I have a Quick Tip for you. I get questions about the gaping front armhole often, this issue is so common and often misunderstood even though this is probably the easiest fitting issue to correct.  Watch the video for...

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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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FITTING FUNDAMENTALS: How to Assess Fitting Issues-Some Guidelines to Follow

Apr 25, 2017

And here it is! The fourth and final video in the Fitting Fundamentals series.  If you've missed the first few, click the links below to get started.

FITTING FUNDAMENTALS:  Why Fitting is Difficult and How to Make it Easier

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FITTING FUNDAMENTALS: The First Fitting Session - How to Prepare Yourself and Your Garment

Apr 18, 2017

Welcome, to the third video in the Fitting Fundamentals series!

If you’ve missed the first few videos, just click the links below:

FITTING FUNDAMENTALS:  Why Fitting is Difficult and How to Make it Easier

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