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with Sara Alm
Online Class

Fitting Sewing Patterns: Essential Techniques

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h55m

Included in this Class

1. Fit Fundamentals

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

2. Making a Muslin & Easy Essentials

See how easy it is to make a fitting muslin. Review basic fit essentials, such as overall lengthening and shortening or adding width at the side seams, and learn to transfer changes from muslin to pattern.

3. Darts & Your Topography

3. Darts & Your Topography

Darts are essential tools for turning a two-dimensional pattern into a three-dimensional garment that fits your topography. You’ll find out how to move darts for perfect placement, and how to shape with princess seams, which are actually two darts combined.

Recommended with this class

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