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The Poor Fitting Pattern

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An UNCHANGED pattern w/o measuring body

Created in this Craftsy Course

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
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Just one muslin for tweaking the fitting shell

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What is a fitting shell? How will it be relevant to other styles I want to make? My bust size is 47 inches. I usually avoid the style of the pattern for the class as it doesn't work for me.

10/16/2013 Flag

The fitting shell is a tool to learn the fitting techniques. You can do more with it such as having a fitted torso pattern that you can mesh into another pattern. You really get a feel for what pattern adjustments will be relevant to your body. This is not a fashion pattern. I don't wear this style either. It is just a tool to learn the process. From there you can apply to any pattern and any style or size.

10/24/2013 Flag

Hi Joi, Can you tell me the differences between the two classes that you are offering. I have enrolled in this class and I am trying to see if I need to enroll in your other class?

02/15/2014 Flag

Hi Lucille, I was wondering the same thing. Should I take one class before the other?

04/04/2014 Flag

Both classes are companion or partner classes like Mr. and Mrs. so you can take either class first. FTF is the entire method of measure you measure your pattern and indirectly grading but in a REAL fashion for the sewer. It is not a muslin fitting class although there is some fitting toward the end. It is a very complete class although there is so much more content that we just could not include and lots of extra tips and tricks and due to the response we did the follow up. It covers more on my exclusive bust curve adjustment why you do NOT need FBA, sleeve lessons which are great, more muslin fitting and more. I really like the format of my second class as it is just more meat and potato content that you will build to your skills.

08/16/2014 Flag