Garment Fitting using Woven Essentials pattern ~ click to see remaining dates

In this series, we'll be working with the Woven Essentials pattern by Alison Glass.  We'll focus on basic pattern fitting skills:  taking measurements, selecting the right pattern size, making and using a muslin to customize fit, transferring changes to your pattern, basic construction techniques.

Topics you can elect:  
  • Taking your measurements and using them to select the proper pattern size.  Also, blending sizes is addressed.
  • How to make a muslin, what markings you should put on the muslin as you're sewing it, what fit changes you might want to make to the pattern itself before you make your muslin.
  • Fitting the muslin and transferring the fit changes back to the paper pattern.
  • Making full bust adjustments or small bust adjustments (this pattern is sized for B-C cup)
  • How to shorten or lengthen various areas for better fit.  For example, bust dart placement, waistline placement, neckline and shoulder adjustments.
  • Basic construction techniques:
    • Sewing and pressing darts so they won't get 'pointy'
    • Understitching
    • Inserting a zipper into a dress with a facing
    • Setting in sleeves
    • And More!

Supplies you will need:
  • Woven Essentials pattern by Alison Glass (available at Dabble and Stitch)
  • Sewing Machine (not needed for the first class unless you're starting the class with a muslin already in progress)
  • 3 yards of muslin or similar light colored fabric
  • Scissors
  • Black or very contrasting thread for sewing your muslin
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Clear gridded ruler at least 14" x 2" 
  • Fabric markers and a Sharpie

Skill Level:
Intermediate sewing skills
Students must have good working knowledge of their sewing machine and must have completed some basic sewing projects (e.g. pillow cases, simple pouches, basic garment sewing).
Martha West

Garment Fitting using Woven Essentials pattern ~ click to see remaining dates

$ 20.00
$20 per session, 2 or more sessions recommended