Posts Tagged "Sewing Fitting"

The Moulage Technique: The Best Way to Understand Your Personal Fit!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Fitting is often a big nemesis for many garment sewers. Construction skills can be broken down into a series of smaller steps and practiced, but learning to master the perfect the fit on a real body requires skills, practice and a little art! Learn the steps to the moulage technique and be on your way to making beautiful garments that fit like a glove.

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Fit & Flare: 5 Fundamental Fitting Tips for Flattering Skirts

Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Sewing |

Skirts make great sewing projects for beginners: They're relatively quick to sew and certain styles, like the A-line skirt, are universally flattering. Here are 5 sewing starer tips for creating skirts that fit & flatter your body like a dream! Read more

Easy Elegance: A Simple Tutorial for Sewing Princess Seams

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Princess seams are used to create vertical shaping and fit on a many different garments. These design elements should be smooth and pucker-free, so here's a few steps to help you sew the perfect princess seam. Read more

Between Sizes? Use Finished Garment Measurements for a Perfect Fit!

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Let’s not mince words here: Fitting is hard. Every effort should be made to adjust patterns to address figure issues well before the first pattern piece is cut. If you are in between sizes, learn to use the finished garment measurements that appear on the back of the pattern envelope to help you zero into the right size. But, the “finished garment measurement”, or FGM, can help in other ways towards getting you to the right fitting garment. Read more

7 Tips on How to Tailor a Skirt for the Fit and Look You Want

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Tailoring garments to fit your own unique shape and size can seem like a daunting process, but this important skill is definitely within your reach. With a little bit of easy math and a few tools you can learn how to tailor a skirt. A simple skirt is a great place to begin, as there are usually only a few pattern pieces that need to be adjusted. Soon, you will have a skirt pattern customized just for you! Read more