Stitch it! Sisters Dress Sewing Tutorial – the Nancy Zieman Way

NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Dress Pattern Fitting Tutorial - the Nancy Zieman Way

Stitch it! Sisters Dress Sewing Tutorial – the Nancy Zieman Way

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NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Dress Pattern Fitting Tutorial - the Nancy Zieman Way

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211 Dress Fitting – the Nancy Zieman Way

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211, Dress Fitting – the Nancy Zieman Way Tutorial Video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey from Team NZP! In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share Nancy Zieman’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques for fitting our McCall’s Tunic & Dress Sewing Pattern, M7871!

 

Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman ProductionsThen, head over to ShopNZP.com and purchase our Pattern Fitting The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Box that includes Nancy’s Confident Sewing Collection Book and Pattern Making Paper. You’ll also find our Dress Sewing – The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Boxes curated by the Stitch it! Sisters!

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Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211 Dress Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211, Dress Fitting – the Nancy Zieman Way Tutorial Video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey from Team NZP! In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share Nancy Zieman’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques for fitting our McCall’s Tunic & Dress Sewing Pattern, M7871!

 

Dress Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way Tools & Supplies:

Pattern Fitting Tutorial for McCall’s Tunic & Dress Pattern M7871

McCalls M7871 Knit Tunics and Dress Pattern by Nancy Zieman Productions

  • Use Nancy’s Right Size Measurement Fitting Chart to determine your pattern size, and cut out your Right Size pattern pieces.

Dress Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way Right Size Front Width Measurement Chart

  • Use Nancy’s Personal Fitting Chart to record your body measurements and plan your pattern alterations.

Dress Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way Personal Fitting Chart Illustration

Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way Personal Fitting Chart

  • Take a small amount of time and follow Nancy’s step-by-step fitting techniques for a pattern that is “fit to be tried.”

Dress Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way Personal Fitting Chart Taking Accurate Measurements

 

McCall's M7871 Knit Tunic and Dress Pattern by Nancy Zieman Productions Available at ShopNZP.com

 

Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanBefore beginning the pattern fitting process, press Pellon’s Easy-Knit Interfacing to the back of each pattern piece, for ease in handling–plus durability! Be sure to press with an Eze-View Press Cloth and no steam.

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  • Place sleeve pattern piece on Pattern Making Paper; trace around all pattern edges–using a black marker.

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  • Place a pin at the stitching line at the sleeve cap; pivot the pattern to either increase mark. Trace sleeve top, pattern notches, and about 1″ along the side seam, using red marker.

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  • Pivot the pattern to opposite increase mark. Trace sleeve top, pattern notches, and about 1″ along the side seam, using red marker.

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  • Slide pattern horizontally; trace new side cutting lines.
  • Using Sewer’s Fix It Tape, tape original pattern to the new pattern and cut out.

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Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanPractice Nancy’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques using Nancy’s FREE! Mini-Pattern Pieces. Download and print Nancy’s Mini-Pattern Pieces, today!

Princess Seams Mini Pattern Pieces by Nancy Zieman

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  • Place a pin at the stitching line where the shoulder and armhole intersect. Pivot the pattern out to the bust increase mark. Trace the new armhole cutting line with red marker.

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  • Keeping the pattern pivoted, move the pin to the stitching line where armhole meets the side seam. Pivot the pattern to the waist and/or hip increase mark. We’re showing only a hip increase on our pattern. Trace the new side seam with red marker.

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  • Pivot the pattern to the original side seam at hemline and trace the remaining side seam, and pattern notches, with red marker.

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Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanPlace the pattern in its original position, notice the change. The bust, waist, and hip areas are increased, yet the neckline and armhole are the same size as the original pattern. Plus your pattern is still intact!

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  • Pivot the pattern back to the bust and waist alterations. Remove side inset and mark the new front pattern piece side inset cutting line with red marker.
  • Using Sewer’s Fix It Tape, tape original pattern to the new pattern and cut out.

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  • Cut out the side front inset pattern piece according to the original pattern shape.

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Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman ProductionsThen, head over to ShopNZP.com and purchase our Pattern Fitting The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Box that includes Nancy’s Confident Sewing Collection Book and Pattern Making Paper. You’ll also find our Dress Sewing – The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Boxes curated by the Stitch it! Sisters!

Dress Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way Tools & Supplies:

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211 Dress Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 211, Dress Fitting – the Nancy Zieman Way Tutorial Video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey from Team NZP! In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share Nancy Zieman’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques for fitting our McCall’s Tunic & Dress Sewing Pattern, M7871!

 

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Happy Pattern Fitting!

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