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Online Class

Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin

$17.87$40.00
Format

Online Class

$17.87

DVD

$17.87

Find your fit without a partner! Learn how to take your own measurements, make basic pattern adjustments and create fitting muslins for personalized garments.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including an ease chart
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Linda Lee
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Discover how to measure yourself on your own with expert sewing instructor Linda Lee's easy-to-follow techniques. Start by finding the correct pattern size for your body and taking accurate measurements. Then, make basic pattern adjustments and evaluate fit using muslins. From there, you'll lengthen, shorten, narrow or widen a top pattern while keeping the seams correctly aligned. Once your adjustments are made, you'll create a fitting muslin, mark alterations and apply them to your pattern. Stretch your skills as you fit a pair of pants by changing width, knee placement, and both stride and total length. Ensure your pants will be comfortable and flattering by making adjustments to your muslin and pattern. Plus, see how to apply the same fitting process to a skirt pattern. For essential finishing touches, learn a waistband alteration trick and make final adjustments for your specific shape.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Measuring Your Body
13:51
Meet sewing instructor and Craftsy veteran Linda Lee and learn how to accurately measure yourself and make basic pattern adjustments on your own for the best-fitting garments. Linda demonstrates her tricks and techniques for solo measuring and identifies aids to measure correct numbers.
2. Comparing Body & Pattern Measurements
27:57
3. Adjusting The Top: Lengthen & Shorten
19:07
4. Adjusting The Top: Widen & Narrow
10:54
5. Making a Fitting Muslin: Top
29:55
6. Adjusting Pants or Skirt Pattern
18:06
7. Making a Fitting Muslin: Pants or Skirt
21:51

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Taught by

Linda Lee
Linda Lee
Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she has spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written numerous sewing books and contributed articles to magazines including Threads, Sew News and Stitch. She has also been the sewing expert for segments on the HGTV programs "Today at Home" and "Our Home."

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