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Fast-Track Fitting taught by Joi Mahon

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!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Classic, Casual, Cute, Traditional, Funky
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What materials did you use? Muslin for the fitting shell. Linen for the final dress.

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What are you most proud of? After trying all sorts of fitting techniques I have become more increasingly comfortable with flat pattern adjustments with final tweaking in the muslin stage. I am most proud of my persistency to apply Joi Mahons techniques to a very difficult pattern.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? My advice would be to not give in to other schools of thought while practicing this form of fitting. Give this a chance to work before resulting to combining too many different techniques from others. Time will come to do those others.

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Outstanding! Really, you can & should be so proud of what you have accomplished with this pattern. Did you get the bra cups redesigned? I have an idea about that.

07/19/2013 Flag

Thanks for the comments. I'm sorry it took so long. Yes, I did redesign the bra cups. Please see my final post.

04/08/2014 Flag

Fits really nice! Good job.

08/22/2013 Flag

Thanks Miss Cara, the the final dress is up for viewing.

04/08/2014 Flag

I wanted to thank Joi for the information I learned in this class. After such a long while getting the final fitting to you, I must admit, that by the time I left for my vacation, I couldn't wear the dress because of weight gain. So, after some time, I was able to finally fit into the dress and model it for you all. The fitting techniques are good to know, especially when working with a strapless dress. Please enjoy. Thanks, Andrea

04/08/2014 Flag

Wow! That is really impressive! I have had the same concern you ended up facing here, though . . . my weight goes up and down so often that I've feared an exact fit might be a little counterproductive.

11/27/2014 Flag

Wow. That is precision!

12/04/2014 Flag