Online Class

Sew the Perfect Fit

$49.99
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Fit specialist Lynda Maynard works with three real women and shows you how to customize any pattern to your unique shape. You won't believe how easy it is and how well it works!

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 Lynda Maynard
  • 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 sewing patterns to create garments that fit and flatter your form with teacher and author Lynda Maynard. You'll never look at a paper pattern the same way again after watching this info-packed class. Lynda's techniques come to life on dress muslins fitted to three women, each with unique fitting challenges, including sloped shoulders, ample busts and flat backsides. Start by learning to "read" the fit muslin as it points you to the right places to adjust the garment. You'll learn the importance of grain lines and well-placed darts. Watch how adding or subtracting fabric from one area of the dress magically improves the fit somewhere else. Then learn how to transfer your changes from the muslin back to the FREE Vogue dress pattern. The end result: a custom-fit garment tailored perfectly for you!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
05:47
Meet sewing teacher and author Lynda Maynard and learn about the Craftsy experience. You'll also get a preview of the included dress pattern, Vogue 8766.
2. Getting Started
19:58
3. Muslin Test Garment
09:22
4. Fitting Standards
08:44
5. Neck & Shoulders
31:18
6. Upper Body
50:04
7. Lower Body
56:26
8. Sleeves
21:06
9. Armholes
14:33
10. Truing the Pattern
23:58

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Muslin fabric
  • Tracing wheel and tracing paper

Taught by

Lynda Maynard
Lynda Maynard
Lynda Maynard is an expert instructor in couture sewing, fitting and pattern drafting, as well as the author of <i>Demystifying Fit</i> and <i>The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques</i>. For 25 years, Lynda has been a successful business owner focused on design and fabrication of high-end apparel. Over the past 20 years, Lynda has brought her passion for fashion to countless classrooms, sharing her craft at a number of colleges, leading workshops for fabric stores and teaching on Craftsy!
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