Posts Tagged "Sewing: Fitting"

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

Make the Perfect Jacket: How to Sew Lapels

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Sewing |

A lined, tailored jacket is a big project, but it's such a great addition to your wardrobe. Plus, tackling it in sections and taking your time can make it much more manageable, starting with the lapel. Let's go over a few steps to help you learn how to sew a lapel for the perfect jacket! Read more

Tailored Trousers: 8 Tips to Help You Sew Pants That Fit

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Sewing |

Sewing pants that actually fit properly can be a challenge. But, by using our few simple tips and tricks, you'll be able to sew pants perfectly tailored to your body. Read on! Read more