Joi Mahon

Fast-Track Fitting

Joi Mahon
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 185 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
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  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, Joi Mahon, learn about the pattern you'll be using, key measurement basics and measuring protocol.
Begin by measuring the torso, taking key horizontal and vertical measurements to transfer to your pattern.
Armed with the measurements you need, you'll make adjustments to your paper pattern for the perfect fit through the bust. Joi will show how to alter the lines of your pattern both front and back to get the curves just right.
Your pattern will fit you to a "T" across the bust, back and middle after you make your horizontal adjustments with Joi's guidance.
Get all the key measurements for the lower body, including waist, hips and abdomen.
Make your garments longer or shorter in all the key areas by adding to or subtracting from your pattern. Joi shows you how!
Get the perfect fit in waist, abdomen and hip by letting out or taking in your pattern pieces.
If you're particular about the fit and length of your sleeves, you'll be pleased to learn how to get the measurements you'll need to adjust your pattern to your liking.
Take those arm measurements and get the perfect fit on your sleeves!
Now that your pattern is adjusted on paper, it's time to sew up a muslin and tweak the final fit. Once you've transferred those last adjustments back to the pattern, you'll have a master template from which to design your own perfectly fitting garments!
10 Lessons
3  hrs 5  mins

Learn how to alter a sewing pattern with tips and techniques just for beginners! Using a Vogue pattern, you’ll learn how to alter your flat pattern pieces from top to bottom. You’ll love making commercial patterns fit you perfectly without multiple muslin fittings. Joi shares her industry-insider knowledge with a fun, friendly and easy-to-follow teaching style that will give you the confidence to tackle fit, without having fits!

Important Pattern Information: The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 1004 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Joi Mahon

Joi Mahon is an award-winning designer, author, educator, pattern designer, and expert in fit with a degree in fashion design from Iowa State University. She creates custom clothing at her company, Dress Forms Design Studio. Her designs have appeared in publications including Threads, Sew News, Sew It All and SQR Professional. Joi is active in the sewing industry as a member of the National Sewing Council, Sewing Educator Alliance, and The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, plus she is the national spokes-designer for the Love of Fashion program sponsored by Baby Lock USA.

Joi Mahon

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