Pattern Fitting 101-Part Two
Have you purchased or sewn a garment that doesn’t fit? Likely the answer is yes. Well, we can’t have that happen! So, in this featured Sewing With Nancy episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, Nancy shares that fitting patterns doesn’t need to be puzzling. Learning to fit sewing patterns is definitely a sewing necessity, but it doesn’t need to be complicated.
The common sense approach that takes the mystery out of the pattern-fitting puzzle. In Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, we’ll continue where we left off after part one, and show you additional fitting tips. By the end of this program, you’ll have the confidence you need to fit and then sew patterns with ease.
Nancy shares her Sleeve Fitting Changes, including measuring and altering sleeve width and length.
Then, she covers Shoulder Fitting Changes, including narrow shoulders, sloping shoulders, and square shoulders.
Next, move on to Back Fitting Changes—including swayback and rounded back.
Finally, finish up Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, with Skirt Fitting Changes including waistline and hipline.
Check out last week’s post on Patten Fitting 101, Part One, where Nancy covered the pattern fitting basics; bust, waist, and hip adjustments, along with the Right Size Measurement Fitting Chart (below).
You’ll find all of Nancy’s pattern fitting techniques in her book, Nancy Zieman’s Confident Sewing Collection.
Watch Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part One and Part Two, on Sewing With Nancy online.
For a chance to win a Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle DVD from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below sharing your pattern fitting puzzler.
The randomly selected winner of Nancy’s Grandmother’s One Patch Template Collection from Clover, from the May 1st posting, is Kathryn Englebretsen. Her comment was:
I would love to win the template package. I have been wanting to make a hexagon quilt but have been worried about sewing all the angles. The mod hex would be so much simpler. I need to explore mod prints and colors for the challenge since it is outside my comfort zone. I usually stick to more traditional fabric. This will be a fun new challenge.
The randomly selected winner of a Farmhouse Floral Fat Quarter Pack, from the April 28th posting, is Patti J. her comment was:
I have attended almost every Sewing Weekend since it started. I enjoy the chance to go to seminars and the shopping is fun. The first time we were in the warehouse it was almost overwhelming. So thankful to have met Nancy, and I have enjoyed taking classes from her staff through the years.
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