Online Class

Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips

$39.99$59.99

Master flat pattern adjustments for skirts and pants that make you look and feel your best. Cater to any figure variation with custom fitting for the waist, tummy, hips and seat.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a measurement worksheet and practice templates
  • 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

Join patternmaking pro Kathleen Cheetham as she takes you step-by-step through measuring and making flat pattern adjustments for comfortable, flattering pants and skirts. Learn to slash and pivot patterns for a smooth fit in the abdomen. Adjust patterns for hips that are low, high, narrow, wide, asymmetrical or anything in-between. Use accessible techniques to customize patterns for your thighs, and make adjustments for a perfect fit in the seat area. You'll even learn how to adjust patterns for swayback posture. Finally, Kathleen will help you refine darts or add extras for a waistline designed with you in mind. Make every pair of pants and skirt you sew a wardrobe staple with custom fitting techniques!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
02:14
Meet your instructor, Kathleen Cheetham, and discover the types of alterations you'll learn how to make on commercial patterns to get the perfect fit in skirts and pants.
2. Pattern Sizing & Crotch Depth
26:42
3. Hip Adjustments
17:50
4. Adjusting the Tummy
24:06
5. Adjusting the Seat
31:43
6. Refining the Waist
48:30

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>
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