Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle TV Show by Nancy Zieman

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part One on The Best of Sewing With Nancy

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Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle TV Show by Nancy Zieman

Learn each of Nancy Zieman’s pattern fitting techniques for your next garment sewing project. During the two Sewing With Nancy episodes featuring the show, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Nancy shares with you her favorite pivot and slide methods that are easily mastered, without cutting the original pattern pieces apart!

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Sewing With Nancy PBS Show hosted by Nancy ZiemanFitting sewing patterns can be approached as if you’re putting together a puzzle. In Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part One, Nancy covers the fitting basics—bust, waist, and hip adjustments.

Nancy Zieman's Right Size Measurement Pattern Fitting ChartLearn a new approach to choosing the right pattern size with Nancy’s Right Size Measurement Fitting Chart.

Nancy Zieman's Right Size Measurement Pattern Fitting Chart

See how to easily measure and choose a basic pattern size.

How to Fit a Sewing Pattern with Nancy Zieman's Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle

Then, learn how to change the pattern with simplified pivot and slide techniques.

Free Mini Pattern Pieces from Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle by Nancy Zieman

You’ll find all Nancy’s pattern fitting techniques in her book, Confident Sewing Collection.

Confident Sewing Collection by Sewing With Nancy ZiemanYou can also practice these skills using mini-pattern pieces that you can download for free.

Princess Seams Mini Pattern Pieces by Nancy Zieman

Watch Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle on Sewing With Nancy online.

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy ZiemanCapes for Kids on the Best of Sewing With Nancy with host Nancy Zieman and guest Terry Grahl founter of Enchanted Makeovers

Sew to Give Spotlight! Today watch Nancy Zieman’s 5-min Nancy’s Corner Interview on Sewing With Nancy with guest Terry Grahl founder of Enchanted Makeovers and Capes for Kids . Nancy and Terry talk about how handmade items such as capes, pillowcases, and dolls are key to the healing process for women and children rebuilding their lives in shelters. Terry showcases some of the pillowcases and Capes for Kids that have been made and how you, too, can give inner strength to those living in shelters through your handmade gifts.

To learn more, visit the Enchanted Makeovers & Capes for Kids website.

Happy Fitting!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.


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  • Julie Kill
    December 19, 2019

    Thank you for putting out this book. I am very top heavy and have alot of trouble finding tops and shirts that fit properly. This book may be the answer to my prayers!

  • Clovis
    December 19, 2019

    Nancy had a lot of knowledge and shared it.

  • Martha O.
    December 23, 2019

    Thank you for reviewing these episodes: I didn’t see the original and need to learn this process to correct fit foe my extra-small adult daughter.

  • Noreen
    December 23, 2019

    Fitting a pattern can be very difficult. Nancy has great ways to make it easier.

  • Susan
    December 24, 2019

    This book seems to break down the challenges that can come with pattern fitting. It sounds like a great tool for anyone that sews clothing.

    October 15, 2020

    In the video she says there are 8 seams on the princess seam blouse, but there are actually 12. (2 front, 2 back, 2 side X the 2 sides of each piece). I think I must be misunderstanding something. Does this pattern not have matching princess seams on the back? Do I skip the adjustments on the back seams maybe? Or do I do my additions on the 12 seams? And if its 12 how do I measure that on a ruler that only has 8ths? (Although I guess some of them will convert to 8ths)

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