Online Class

Fitting Sewing Patterns: Essential Techniques

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Sew a perfect fit every time.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including a supply list, measuring chart and fitting guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sara Alm

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Demystify fit once and for all! Join Apparel Arts instructor Sara Alm and learn how to properly fit sewing patterns to create custom garments that flatter any body size and shape.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fit Fundamentals
Meet Sara Alm and begin class by exploring what “good fit” means. Learn how to take accurate measurements in all the right places, and how they relate to various types of patterns.
2. Making a Muslin & Easy Essentials
3. Darts & Your Topography
4. Length Issues Within the Garment
5. Volume Issues: Bust & Butt
6. Neckline & Final Check

Recommended with this class

  • Pattern of your choice (Sara demonstrates with Vogue 9092 and New Look 6421)
  • Dress form and optional padding system
  • Measuring tapeMeasuring tape

Taught by

Sara Alm
Sara Alm
Sara Alm started sewing dresses at age 6, and she's never looked back. After graduating from the Apparel Arts patternmaking program in 2005, Sara work has worked as a patternmaker, designer and sewing instructor at Apparel Arts. She also shares her passion for garment-making by teaching sewing and fashion to at-risk teenage girls. Sara recently launched a line of women's activewear and is the author of "Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method" and co-author of "Famous Frocks."

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