Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part Two on The Best of Sewing With Nancy
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.
Sew to Give Spotlight! Watch Nancy Zieman’s 5-minute Nancy’s Corner Interview on Sewing With Nancy with with guest Terry Grahl founder of Enchanted Makeovers – a volunteer non-profit organization group that renovates shelters, for women and children, into places that inspire behavioral and psychological change. Volunteers have renovated hundreds of bedrooms plus sewing rooms that are set up to teach women how to sew. UPDATE: This month Enchanted Makeovers is celebrating 13 amazing years with an impact on over 60, 000 people locally and nationally! CONGRATULATIONS to the Enchanted Makeovers Volunteers!
To learn more, visit the Enchanted Makeovers & Capes for Kids website.
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