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By Hand London

Pattern Fitting for beginners - WEBINAR RECORDING

$7.00

Pattern Fitting for beginners - WEBINAR RECORDING


Sizing Chart

$7.00

Join us for our beginner friendly introduction to pattern fitting!

In this webinar we will be laying a solid and comfortable foundation upon which your fitting journey can take off! Learning how to fit and alter patterns is an essential, yet often daunting part of sewing our own clothes. Without fitting, we are limited by the "standard proportions" that all sewing patterns, and indeed shop-bought clothes are drafted to. The vast majority of us need to alter our patterns in order to get the best fit from our handmade clothes, and the sooner we learn how, the better and more satisfying our sewing practice will become. In this webinar we will be covering:

  • Why learning to fit patterns is so important
  • How to take accurate body measurements
  • What is the apex?
  • Why do we need to know the difference between our high bust and full bust?
  • What is the difference between dressmakers' cup sizes and bra cup sizes?
  • How to choose your size from different size charts
  • Why it is so important to make a toile, and how
  • Which alterations you can make before your first toile, and which alterations can only be spotted on your toile
  • Grading between sizes and why that's not always a good idea
  • Lengthening and shortening and why it's not as straightforward as the lengthen/shorten line on your pattern would have you believe!
  • And more!

You have the option to purchase the webinar only, or you can get 20% off our Bodice Fitting eBook with the bundle option.

This webinar runs for approximately 2 hours. Please note that this is a recording of a live webinar we ran in October 2021.