Vogue Easy Options Misses' Dress Pattern 8766. more info »
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Sew the Perfect Fit

with Lynda Maynard
Fit specialist Lynda Maynard works with three real women and shows you how to customize any pattern to your unique shape. You won't believe how easy it is and how well it works!

Learn how to alter sewing patterns to create garments that fit and flatter your form with teacher and author Lynda Maynard. You'll never look at a paper pattern the same way again after watching this info-packed class. Lynda's techniques come to life on dress muslins fitted to three women, each with unique fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts and flat backsides. Start by learning to "read" the fit muslin as it points you to the right places to adjust the garment. You'll learn the importance of grain lines and well-placed darts. Watch how adding or subtracting fabric from one area of the dress magically improves the fit somewhere else. Then learn how to transfer your changes from the muslin back to the FREE Vogue dress pattern. The end result: a custom-fit garment tailored perfectly for you!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet sewing teacher and author Lynda Maynard and learn about the Craftsy experience. You'll also get a preview of the included dress pattern, Vogue 8766.


Lesson 2. Getting Started


Lesson 3. Muslin Test Garment


Lesson 4. Fitting Standards


Lesson 5. Neck & Shoulders


Lesson 6. Upper Body


Lesson 7. Lower Body


Lesson 8. Sleeves


Lesson 9. Armholes


Lesson 10. Truing the Pattern

"This is an amazing class. As an amateur sewer this kind of reignited my passion for making my own clothing. I've always been slightly disappointed in clothing I've made myself (poor fit) and couldn't really see the benefit to continuing with it. After this class, I'm understanding that garment construction is a process....from pattern prep, to muslin prep, to getting the muslin just right. Lynda is very easy to understand and goes really in-depth with all of the necessary prep work and how to fix fitting issues. I feel like all of my future projects will be much more successful after taking this class."
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