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

(22 reviews)

rated 5 stars

This has changed the way I sew

I have been sewing for a few years. I have tried to make clothes for myself. I have failed miserably at making clothing that fits well and looks nice. I have some of my early attempt and how wonky things turned out. I also have a hard time finding ready to wear that fits.

This class was what I needed to improve my skills. I just did a muslin fitting of the pattern I used for the class (simple dress with full skirt and darts). I tried it on and it looked good. Yes, I have a couple of ...

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rated 5 stars

Joi, wonderful informative class!

Joi, Every sewer/teacher expert . . . except you, teaches that what you do to the front, you have to do to the back . . . etched in cement! This is dinosaur teaching. Even an idiot knows that our front and back measurements are completely different. I am so relieved and thankful to hear you address this as such. Soooo appreciated and thank you! This class has solved so many issues for me and I consider myself an intermediate sewer, with plenty of room to learn. I don't "know it all." ...

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Christina Strom
rated 5 stars

Finally well fitted garments!

This is the best fitting class I ever have taken! I finally understand why the other methods of fitting that I have tried have not been working. I learned a lot about my body and am very eager to start new sewing projects. I would be very happy for a pant fitting class with Joi! She is an excellent instructor.

rated 5 stars

Learned a lot of my body

By taking my measurements I learned a lot of my body. Now I know which pattern size needs least alterations and what I have to heed when preparing a pattern.
After I began working on the fitting shell I realized that pattern alteration is not just cutting and gluing. You have to preconceive a lot. Especially in the first chapters of the class I missed a bit of considering, e.g.: The cap height of the arm correponds with the pattern sleeve cap, but the upper vertical bust line is almost one ...

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rated 5 stars

Excellent Course!!

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!


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
  Closed Captioned

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