Stitch it Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting Tutorial the Nancy Zieman Way – McCall’s M8022

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Stitch it Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting Tutorial the Nancy Zieman Way – McCall’s M8022

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NEW! Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 113: Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way!

 

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 113, Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share Nancy Zieman’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques for fitting our NEW! McCall’s Tunic & Dress Pattern, M8022.

 

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NEW! Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 113: Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way!

Watch the NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Program 113, Tunic Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way. Learn Nancy Zieman’s tried and true pivot and slide pattern fitting techniques. Nancy’s techniques and expert advice give you the confidence and know-how to create perfectly fitting garments, every time, even for beginners!

 

Pattern Fitting Tutorial for McCall’s Tunic & Dress Pattern M8022

Nancy Zieman Productions McCall's M8022 Tunic and Dress Pattern available at ShopNZP.com

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

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

  • Find your Right•Size Front Width Measurement by measuring straight across the front chest, between the creases in your skin–where your arm meets your body.

Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way Personal Fitting Chart Taking Accurate Right Size Front Width Measurement

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

Pattern 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 body measuring and fitting techniques for a pattern that is “fit to be tried.”

 

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

 

Nancy Zieman Productions McCalls M8022 Tunic and Dress Pattern with Cowel and Center Front Pocket

  • When the pocket pattern piece is stacked onto the center front pattern piece–you’ll see this pocket is located perfectly between the side front seams!

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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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Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP BlogPlace a pin at the stitching line where the shoulder and armhole intersect. “Pivot” the pattern to the desired bust line increase amount, and trace the outline of the original pattern edge.

  • Keeping the pattern pivoted, move the pin to the stitching line where the armhole and side front seam intersect, pivot the pattern to meet the desired waistline increase, and trace the outline of the original pattern edge.
  • Keeping the pattern pivoted, move the pin to the stitching line at the waistline, pivot the pattern to meet the desired hip line increase, and trace the outline of the original pattern edge.

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

  • Keeping the pattern pivoted, move the pin to the stitching line at the hip line, pivot the pattern to meet the hem, and trace the outline of the original pattern edge to the lower hem.
  • Repeat pivoting steps on the pattern side front, center back, and side back pattern pieces.
  • Optional: Repeat pivoting steps on the sleeve pattern, if needed.

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanThe pattern is increased in the bust line, waistline, and hip line–all while maintaining the original seams! The original cowl and sleeve pattern pieces will stitch together with the altered Right•Size pattern pieces!

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

  • Stack the pocket pattern onto the altered center front pattern piece, matching circles, and trace the Right•Size red marked lines onto the Pattern Making Paper of the pocket pattern piece.

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

  • All “Right•Size pattern marked lines”–in red–are now the new pattern cutting lines. Using Sewer’s Fix It Tape, tape original pattern pieces to Right•Size pattern pieces, and cut out pattern and fabric.

Stitch it! Sisters Tunic Pattern Fitting the Nancy Zieman Way S!S 113 by Nancy Zieman Productions at the NZP Blog

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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Buy it! Buy Sewing Tools, Sewing Patterns, Sewing Fabrics and More at ShopNZP.com by Nancy Zieman Productions Then, head over to shopnzp.com and purchase our NEW! Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Box curated by the Stitch it! Sisters! Each NEW! Pattern Fitting – The Nancy Zieman Way Bundle Box includes Nancy’s Confident Sewing Collection Book featuring Nancy’s Pattern Fitting Techniques for sewing a perfect fit for jackets, skirts, and pants, along with a roll of Pattern Making Paper. Quantities are limited.

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For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with exclusive S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below.

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

 

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The randomly selected winner of a set of eight Landscape Quilt Note Cards Set by Nancy Zieman, from the April 7 Blog Post, Nancy Zieman Original Giclée Canvas Landscape Art Print: Out on a Limb, is Connie Jennings.

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Her comment is: They are all lovely, but there’s something about the simplicity of Moon Lit Birches that attracts me. I have her Landscape books and DVD’s and plan to get started on one of my own soon..

 

 

Happy Fitting!

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10 Comments

  • Nancy
    April 14, 2020

    Lovely colors in this short stack. Thanks

  • Cynthia d.
    April 14, 2020

    Looking good. I would like to add this to my San Fransisco design.

  • Bonnye
    April 14, 2020

    I really like the tunic. Flattering on all women.

  • Barb K
    April 14, 2020

    Makes me think of my 4-H sewing days!

  • Dixie
    April 14, 2020

    I like the tunic. Would be fun to make.

  • Carolyn T
    April 15, 2020

    Great lesson on getting the rght fit! Thanks for the practice pieces.

  • Susan Du
    April 15, 2020

    Thank you Stitch It! Sisters for continuing to share Nancy’s great tips with the video.

  • Susan
    April 16, 2020

    This tunic/dress pattern is quite versatile and the instructions are so helpful to get that just right fit.

  • Jeanie K.
    April 25, 2020

    So do you only make the pivot and slide on the single side of the pattern or does it need to be made on both sides of the pattern? Because you divided the increase by 4, I assumed you’d be making the addition on each side (right and left of pattern). On the princess side, because there were no hard corners to easily pivot, I was wondering how you would make that increase. Thanks for displaying this method. So much easier to understand.

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