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Vogue Misses' Fitting Shell Pattern (V1004). more info »
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  • 10 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • A Vogue dress pattern and downloadable measurement worksheets you can use for all your fitting projects
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Joi in our virtual classroom
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Fast-Track Fitting

with Joi Mahon
Fast-Track Fitting
Designer Joi Mahon shows how to measure yourself and alter a pattern before you sew a stitch. Save time and fabric by getting your fitting done first!

Learn how to alter a sewing pattern with tips and techniques just for beginners! Using the included Vogue pattern, you'll learn how to alter your flat pattern pieces from top to bottom. You'll love making commercial patterns fit you perfectly without multiple muslin fittings. Joi shares her industry-insider knowledge with a fun, friendly and easy-to-follow teaching style that will give you the confidence to tackle fit, without having fits!

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Lesson 1. Measurement & Fit Basics

  • Meet your instructor, Joi Mahon, learn about the pattern you'll be using, key measurement basics and measuring protocol.


Lesson 2. Measuring the Torso


Lesson 3. Vertical Torso Adjustments


Lesson 4. Horizontal Torso Adjustments


Lesson 5. Measuring the Lower Body


Lesson 6. Vertical Lower Body Measurements


Lesson 7. Horizontal Lower Body Measurements


Lesson 8. Measuring the Arm


Lesson 9. The Sleeve Pattern


Lesson 10. The Final Fit

"I thoroughly enjoyed this class and have learned a LOT! Joi is very patient and thoroughly answers any questions. I watched the entire video and have gone back to the beginning to watch it again - I am about halfway through (the second round). I am finding that things are even clearer the second go-round. I would suggest watching the entire course at least twice, especially for those finding it difficult to follow. Her approach makes perfect sense! Thanks, Joi!"
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