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Fitted Blouse for my body shape

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro Vintage
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What materials did you use? Classy Librarian Blouse Pattern

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I loved the classy librarian blouse, and unfortunately I had fitting concerns, so I enrolled in Fast Track Fitting with Joi and was able to do a torso adjustment with 2 days of watching her class. I needed to increase my waist to a 30 from a 34 waist pattern. Increasing my torso 4 inches worked for my shape. Joi provides a lot of adjustment variations. I must admit that I was apprehensive at first and considered another class but after thinking about her instructions I jumped in and did it. I made a muslin of the shirt and it is a perfect fit. I also made some modifications to the shirt, like making a regular placket without facing and removing all darts, but I did put darts at the front top of the shirt. I have only been sewing for 2 months, so I am happy I was able to complete this project. The pictures are front and back adjustments.

01/28/2014 Flag

Congrats. Have been watching the class 4 several months now but have only made the Muslim. My concern is with the darts.do I fold them in when I am measuring the pattern 4 my waist

06/06/2014 Flag

I am so excited for your results. Thanks for giving me a chance

03/15/2014 Flag