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How to Get the Perfect Custom Bust Fit

How to Get the Perfect Custom Bust Fit

Adjust a pattern in quadrants for accurate results.

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How to Buy the Right Pattern Size

How to Buy the Right Pattern Size

For some, purchasing patterns can be overwhelming - how do you choose the right size? We'll show you how in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5.

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Foolproof Skirt Fitting

Foolproof Skirt Fitting

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A grid takes away the guesswork.

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Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 4

Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 4

Watch the fourth and final installment of our exclusive interview with fitting expert and Threads video personality, Sarah Veblen.

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Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 3

Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 3

Watch the third installment of our exclusive interview with fitting expert and Threads video personality, Sarah Veblen.

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How to Make a Skirt for Your Figure

How to Make a Skirt for Your Figure

Design a waistband to complement your body.

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Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 2

Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 2

Watch the second installment of this exclusive, Insider-only interview with fitting expert Sarah Veblen.

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How to Prepare Patterns for Fit

How to Prepare Patterns for Fit

Alterations to make before cutting the fabric.

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Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

Video: One-on-One with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

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Threads sits down with fitting expert and Threads video personality, Sarah Veblen for an exclusive, Insider-only interview.

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Announcing Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King DVD Workshop

Announcing "Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King" DVD Workshop

This three-DVD set includes five hours of comprehensive tailoring instruction from the master.

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How to Reset Sleeves for a Better Fit

How to Reset Sleeves for a Better Fit

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This technique is a very useful one to have available when altering a garment.

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Copy Pattern Curves and Reapply Them After Adjustments

Copy Pattern Curves and Reapply Them After Adjustments

Salvage a crucial curve after altering the pattern.

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Q&A: How to Fit Without a Helper

Q&A: How to Fit Without a Helper

Fitting yourself seems daunting without a partner - but this expert Q&A will show you how.

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How to Fix Fit with Tucks

How to Fix Fit with Tucks

Decorative folds reduce a garment’s length or width.

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Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success

Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success

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There is more than one way to adjust a pattern; some messier than others. The Joyce Simons Murphy, JSM, way is clean, easy to learn, and precise.

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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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A Community Dedicated to Plus-Size Sewers

A Community Dedicated to Plus-Size Sewers

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The Curvy Sewing Collective is on a mission to raise the visibility of plus-size and curve-endowed sewers in the sewing community, while celebrating the confidence sewing can give curvy women.

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Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Correct the shoulder width and the sleeve length in one smooth operation.

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Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

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Get to know designer Joi Mahon in an exclusive interview with "Threads." We're also giving away a copy her all-new book "Create the Perfect Fit" and two of her new McCall's patterns.

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13 Essential Fitting Tips & Tricks

13 Essential Fitting Tips & Tricks

Learn how to get great-looking garments with these 13 fitting techniques and tricks.

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