Fast-Track Fitting

with Joi Mahon

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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! Read More…

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Class Rating

(32 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Enthused About Fitting

This is my first time through this class and so far, I am intrigued.
Joi explains each vertical and horizontal adjustment before going on to combine them in later lessons. Her lessons are very well organized and easy to follow. Definitely one of the better fitting classes on Craftsy. Although I am not an experienced sewist, her charts and demonstrations have increased my confidence to attempt fitting patterns.
Thank you, Joi

rated 5 stars

Throwing out what I knew, keeping an open mind

I found this class to be wonderful, I watched it more than once, because I found I had to throw out my old way of thinking about what I learned about pattern fitting and pattern sizing over the years. Things started to click the second time around, and I made a muslin that fit wonderfully except for a problem I have had time and time again with arms binding in anything that wasn't loose fitting. Joi went out of her way to help me resolve this issue, having me e-mail her pictures, and ...

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rated 5 stars

This changed everything.

I have always struggled with fitting RTW clothes properly, which is why I learned to sew. It turns out that I have several fit issues which aren't addressed just by doing an FBA or adding hip width to a side seam. Joi's method of dividing the body into quadrants has helped me fit slender square shoulders, a fuller underbust measurement, a sharply curved derriere and wide hips that always left me with plumber's crack, and gaping armscyes.

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rated 5 stars


still learning

rated 5 stars

A-MAZING class. So worth it!!

This class really gave me confidence to modify patterns. And I've only WATCHED it so far, I'm still waiting on my pattern to arrive and haven't done my measurements either. Joi is a fantastic teacher. I'm an intermediate beginner. I've sewn several dresses and skirts for myself and always run into fit issues- even on patterns that bloggers rave about and I have a pretty average hourglass figure. I have a friend who is a seamstress who helps me out but I hate to bother her all the time. I ...

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Included with this class:

Vogue Misses' Fitting Shell Pattern (V1004). more info

Vogue Misses' Fitting Shell Pattern (V1004)

Vogue Misses' Fitting Shell Pattern

Mid-knee shell has jewel neckline, fitted bodice, and a straight skirt. Opening is at the front with either wrist or long sleeves.

Price: $0.00 (included with class purchase), Retail:$20.00

Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, or 22

SIZE 6 8 10 12 14
Bust 30.5in (78cm) 31.5in (80cm) 32.5in (83cm) 34in (86cm) 36in (92cm)
Hip 32.5in (83cm) 33.5in (85cm) 34.5in (88cm) 36in (91cm) 38in (97cm)
SIZE 16 18 20 22
Bust 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm) 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm)
Hip 40in (102cm) 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm) 46in (117cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Vogue Patterns. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

For $39.99 You Get:

  • 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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