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Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler

Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler

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Fitting without a partner can be tricky - unless you've got a stapler to work with.

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9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best.

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Fitting Plus-Size Sleeves

Fitting Plus-Size Sleeves

Expert pattern solutions to flatter fuller arms.

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From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form

From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form

3-D scanning creates an accurate copy of your figure.

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Custom Dress Form Options

Custom Dress Form Options

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There are several options for custom-manufactured or customizable dress forms for home sewers, and each has different features, different benefits, and different price points. Here's a brief overview.

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Tip: Divide Measurements Easily

Tip: Divide Measurements Easily

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Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length.

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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Video: Get the Fit You Want

Video: Get the Fit You Want

It's unlikely a pattern's length will be perfect for you right off the shelf. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how to alter a pattern's length.

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Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

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Kenneth D. King explains the mechanism behind this pant-leg phenomenon, and how best to deal with it.

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Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

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Kenneth D. King demonstrates how fitting pants is like fitting a sleeve. Watch the video to learn about his intriguing philosophy.

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A Fresh Way to Fit a Sleeve

A Fresh Way to Fit a Sleeve

For range of motion, balance the armhole and sleeve ease.

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Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 3

Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 3

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In the final installment of this Threads Insider fitting tutorial with Sarah Veblen, she demonstrates how a camera or a smart phone can be an indispensable fitting tool.

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The Ease Effect

The Ease Effect

Put space where you need — and want — it most.

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Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 2 - Fitting the back

Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 2 - Fitting the back

Watch this video to learn an expert's handy way of measuring your back without assistance.

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How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

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Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014).

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Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

Video: How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

A sewing expert shares her techniques and recommends essential tools for fitting yourself.

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Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how.

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Video: How to Analyze the Fit You Prefer

Video: How to Analyze the Fit You Prefer

There are a few things to take into account when you consider your preferred fit. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn more.

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How to Select the Perfect Dress Form

How to Select the Perfect Dress Form

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Determine which features are most important for you.

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More on Vicki Vasilopoulos, Creator of Men of the Cloth

More on Vicki Vasilopoulos, Creator of "Men of the Cloth"

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Read more of Kenneth D. King’s interview with Vicki Vasilopoulos whose documentary film, “Men of the Cloth,” follows four master tailors.

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