Online Class

Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders

$54.99

Learn to adjust any garment to match the curves and lines of your torso with this custom fitting class!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kathleen Cheetham
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

A perfect fit is within your reach! Join instructor Kathleen Cheetham as she teaches you the techniques and tricks to fit any garment across the shoulders, neck and back. You'll learn how perfect shoulder fit improves the all-over look of a garment, how to take patterns in and let them out for a smooth fit across the back, and adjustments for asymmetrical bodies. Five pages of practice patterns and a measurement worksheet are included.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Kathleen & Get Started
10:13
Meet Kathleen and get started on a journey to better fit. She discusses essential measurements and the importance of a test garment.
2. Diagnosing Fit Problems
06:09
3. Preparing Your Pattern
28:11
4. Adjusting Standard Pattern Shoulders
35:44
5. Adjusting Princess-Seamed Shoulders
34:00
6. Adjusting the Back
33:45
7. Swayback & Forward-Thrust Shoulders
31:12
8. Fine-Tuning the Fit
30:44

Taught by

Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham teaches workshops and sells her pattern line at sewing consumer and trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also runs a custom tailoring shop for women and teaches classes on fitting and design. Her articles have regularly appeared in <i>Threads</i> magazine, and her line of patterns has been featured in <i>Sew News</i>, <i>Threads</i>, <i>Australian Stitches</i>, and <i>Sewing World UK</i>. She is the author of <i>Perfect Plus: Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes.</i>
Guarantee ribbon icon

We hope you love it!

We want you to enjoy every minute of your Craftsy experience. So if you're not thrilled just let us know. We'll make it right.