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Video: Fitting Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 1

Mather Dolph and Carol Fresia; Gary Junken

When it comes to garment construction, understanding how to create properly fitting clothes is just as important as knowing the mechanics of sewing. Making well-fitting garments is possible with the assistance of a sewing buddy. However, sewing enthusiasts don’t always have a pair of extra hands at their disposal. What do you do when you have to go it alone?

Fitting expert and Threads author Sarah Veblen has great solutions, which she shares in the three-part tutorial, How to Fit Yourself, from the Insider All Access video series. Sarah demonstrates clever techniques for fitting yourself. All you need are two full-length mirrors, pins, marking pens, and a camera or smartphone.

Watch the How to Fit Yourself three-part tutorial with Sarah Veblen

how to fit yourself with sarah veblen part 3How to Fit Yourself with Sarah Veblen, Part 3


Sarah Veblen is dedicated to promoting all aspects of garment sewing — from construction to fit, patternmaking, and design.

Sarah’s extensive knowledge of fitting and garment making comes from several decades of creating custom clothing for her clientele. Sarah specializes in fit, innovative pattern design, and quality construction. She now primarily teaches, and her focus continues to be on helping women create a wardrobe that is comfortable and compatible with their lifestyle.

Sarah has authored many articles and publications on sewing and design, including her books, The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting and First Time Garment Fitting, and writes her own occasional blog. Sarah has made a series of instructional fitting DVDs, produced by Threads, on skirt and bodice fitting and on making stylistic changes to a master pattern.

Sarah has a Certificate in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College and a bachelor’s degress from Stanford University. She is an active member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP), the American Sewing Guild (ASG), and the Haute Couture Club of Chicago (HCCC).

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  1. user-6811002 | | #1

    This is great and so informative.

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