Online Class

Sewing Knits That Fit


Your best knit garments will fit perfectly and look as fabulous as they feel. Learn to fit knit necklines, bodices, sleeves, skirts, pants and more.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Dyanne Marte
  • 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

Bring a superior fit to every knit garment you sew with designer Dyanne Marte. Fit bodices beautifully as you adjust for figure variations in the bust, waist and shoulders. Correct gaping armholes and necklines and reshape too-tight necklines. Achieve full range of motion and a tailored look by altering armscye seams, getting the right amount of ease in the biceps, taking in forearms and setting in knit sleeves perfectly. Discover tips for altering a bodice that's too long or short and hem knit garments with confidence. Solve rise and thigh-fitting issues for knit pants. Plus, hone your fit even further with jelly tape, elastic and banding. Consistently sew fabulous-fitting knit garments that are a joy to wear.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet your instructor, knitwear designer Dyanne Marte, and review types of knit fabric, grain lines and seam allowances, then dive into extending your seam allowances to add fabric where you need it.
2. Fitting for Bodice & Shoulders
3. Armholes & Neckline
4. Issues With Sleeves
5. Hemming & Length
6. Problems With Pants & Bottoms
7. After-the-Fact Fixes

Taught by

Dyanne Marte
Dyanne Marte
Dyanne Marte is the founder and owner of the clothing line Dennya. She's also the creator of Sew Knits with Dyanne Marte, a website with workshops on design, construction and finishing techniques for sewing knits. Dyanne received her BFA in fashion from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her master's degree in design management from Pratt Institute. She has taught fashion design and entrepreneurship at colleges throughout Maryland. Dyanne also has worked in the fashion industry for companies such as New York and Co., J. Crew and Doncaster.
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