Meet Barbara and go over what you'll learn in this class.
Learn about design principles such as proportion, line, color, texture and fabric pattern and how they affect the finished look of your garment.
Take standardized measurements and measure figure variations. Learn to make a dress form.
Prepare for measuring and learn measuring tips. Discover the concept of ease and how to select a pattern size.
Calculate and mark width adjustments for tops, pants and other garments.
Learn to calculate for both increasing and decreasing length alterations.
Understand darts and learn to mark and make bust adjustments.
Learn to make adjustments for figure variations including a rounded upper back, large upper arms, and a rounded backside.
Learn the importance of basted fitting. Join your garment pieces together using basting stitches.
Put on the garment and check the fit. Make adjustments to your pattern pieces, then learn to make permanent adjustments.
Discover ways to design garments for everyday scenarios, including work, social occasions and play.
"I've enjoyed the classes here at Craftsy a great deal, but especially this class. I've been able to understand and execute the process of making my patterns fit me better which means better fitting garments for myself and customers. Thank so much for including Plus Size Pattern Fitting and Design."