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fitting yourself – is it possible?

BellaGabriella | Posted in Fitting on

I want to try and make some fitted shirts for the summer and was wondering if it’s possible to fit yourself and, what patterns do you recommend to do this?

It’s been a while since I sewed anything fitted for me, and would like to give it a shot.


  1. starzoe | | #1

    If it is possible to find someone to take your measurements, I would recommend you do so. There is a chart in all Burda patterns you can go by, or better still Threads Magazine has a measurement chart on line that can be printed out and noted with your own measurements. The Burda chart tells you what measurements to take, the Threads one is more detailed.

    Also, if you have a well-fitting top, take the finished measurements from that. When buying patterns, take your measurements with you and get the closest one, don't go by ready-to-wear sizes.

    Enjoy your sewing, enjoy your summer shirts.

    1. BellaGabriella | | #2


      Thanks for the tips. I do love bright summer shirts!

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    Sewista | | #3

    I really like the patterns from Simplicity that offer you the different bra cup size pieces. I was able to get a nice fit with minimal fuss with one of these patterns. Anything with princess seams will give you some great fitting options. Good luck.

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