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How to Analyze the Fit You Prefer | Video

In this video by Threads, Contributing Editor Judith Neukam teaches you how to analyze the fit you prefer. There are a few things to take into account when you analyze the fit and consider your preferred fit, and she mentions all of them here.

Consider comfort. Do you require a broad range of movement in your everyday activities? You may want to analyze the fit of garments that reflect your activity level. Think about style. Every sewer is different and how closely your garments fit your figure may be a reflection of the style you want to portray. Examine the clothing you wear the most and analyze the fit. You may find that you have a preferred amount of ease in the garments you wear, without being aware of it. To analyze the fit, measure different types of garments you like to wear and compare the circumferences to those listed on the pattern envelope.

This detailed tutorial is one video in the comprehensive Teach Yourself to Sew series.


Teach Yourself to Sew

Judith got her first taste of sewing when she took the free lessons that came with her mother’s sewing machine purchase. Judith was 9 at the time. Soon after, she was sewing her own clothes and feeding her passion for the craft. In her Teach Yourself to Sew series, Judith shares her enduring love of sewing and her invaluable years of sewing experience.

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She starts with discussing the equipment and the essential sewing notions for anyone who sews. You’ll learn about how to analyze the fit, shopping for fabrics, choosing patterns (including selecting the correct size), and planning the perfect pattern layout. From machine-sewing simple seams to inserting zippers and stitching buttonholes, Judith demonstrates the key steps to making a custom garment.

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