You can't rely on your ready-to-wear size when selecting a pattern size. Your best bet is to record your basic body measurements and refer to them when it's time to…
It's critical to evaluate the fit and style of any pattern before you sew it. This crash course tells you what to look for.
Learn how to make a custom-fit surplice top that elongates the body and slims the waist.
Learn how to make wash-proof pleats from drip-dry fabrics. Best of all, no pattern is required.
Learn how to turn seams and darts into useful fitting and design tools.
Use our printable measurement chart and instructions to guide you through the process of taking and recording accurate body measurements
Simple shapes, lingerie fabrics that stretch, and a lot of built-in roominess make fitting lingerie less of a headache than "serious" garments.
Printable measurement charts for the clothes you like to wear most can tell you exactly how to fit garments you make.
Sarah Veblen shows you how to use a sample garment to get an exact fit from any pattern.
Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns.
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