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Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details

with Joi Mahon
Fine-tune and alter patterns to fit real bodies really well! Go beyond the basics: demystify ease, muslin-fitting, sleeve-fitting and more for a figure-flattering look.

Take your fitting confidence and skills to the next level with new techniques from fashion designer Joi Mahon. Start with pattern-fitting basics: refining your pattern for a custom fit in the torso and lower body and truing up your side seams for easy sewing and expert results. Fitting ease and design ease are easy with Joi's guidance for adding both to your patterns for superior comfort and style. Next, go step-by-step through a demonstration of muslin-fitting and contouring your garments so you can ensure that your final fit will be stellar. Joi will even end sleeve-fitting stress as she teaches you to address specific sleeve-fitting issues, quickly draft your own sleeve pattern and more!

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Lesson 1. About Joi Mahon & This Class

  • Meet your instructor, Joi Mahon, and review the basics of body measurement and altering on the pattern before you sew a stitch.


Lesson 2. Flat Pattern Refinements on the Torso


Lesson 3. Lower Body Flat Pattern Refinements


Lesson 4. Fundamentals of Ease


Lesson 5. Fitting on the Real Body


Lesson 6. Fitting the Sleeves


Lesson 7. Drafting a Sleeve


Lesson 8. Bonus: Frequently Asked Fitting Questions

"I am so impressed with this method of addressing fit issues. It makes so much sense to look at the body as four quadrants front and back upper body and front and back lower body. This makes for quick and precise adjustments that work basically the same no matter which quadrant of the body you are adjusting. The sleeve lessons are an extra nice addition as well and address several common fitting issues. All of the lessons are well taught and add to the whole experience. Thank you Joi for another terrific class!"
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