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Created in this Craftsy class

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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Other
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Vogue 1004, Fast Track Fitting class and calico

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What are you most proud of? I'm pleased I took the time to do this in the first place!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take the time to watch everything first. At first I was held up with where exactly to make changes but it's more about using your own measurements and attacking the area rather than an exact "2 inches from this point" kind of approach. My only concern now is to know how much ease to add when I'm making my actual garments as this one is very closely fitting. It could be made up in a stretch fabric as is, but with a woven fabric without stretch I would want some ease there and I'm not sure exactly how much to add. I guess that might be a personal preference thing. Joi, I would appreciate any advice you could give me on where to go from here and what changes I could make to this particular first fit.

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I have bought this class but is unable to assess it.

10/17/2013 Flag

check with Craftsy on the technical issue

03/19/2014 Flag

Hi Joi - I thought a pattern was supposed to come with the class? Please let me know ... if it is, then I'll contact Craftsy. Thanks.

07/07/2014 Flag

Nice work.

09/29/2014 Flag

Great Fit! Can wait to get my measurements done and draft my first ever fitted pattern. I pray it turns out as great as yours.

03/10/2015 Flag