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Fast-Track Fitting

$44.99
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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!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials including pattern (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Joi Mahon
  • 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

Learn how to alter a sewing pattern with tips and techniques just for beginners! Using the included 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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Measurement & Fit Basics
19:00
Meet your instructor, Joi Mahon, learn about the pattern you'll be using, key measurement basics and measuring protocol.
2. Measuring the Torso
14:49
3. Vertical Torso Adjustments
22:41
4. Horizontal Torso Adjustments
31:39
5. Measuring the Lower Body
06:47
6. Vertical Lower Body Measurements
20:12
7. Horizontal Lower Body Measurements
14:55
8. Measuring the Arm
07:35
9. The Sleeve Pattern
33:49
10. The Final Fit
12:38

Taught by

Joi Mahon
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.
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