In Fitting Fashion

  • Pattern and Fitting Tutorials

    Hello! Thanks so much for visiting the In-House Patterns blog today!  If you've landed here looking for free tutorials for fitting your latest sewing project, there is a lot to explore here. Take a look around, I hope you find some insight and inspiration here. For the most current tutorials visit https://www.inhousepatternsstudio.com/  Just click on the image below and you'll land right where you need to be! After the jump you'll find step by step instructional videos related to pattern making, fitting and garment design. This is where you'll find all the In-House Patterns tutorials going forward. Looking for an in-person workshop...

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  • New Live Event: The Fitting Fun Workshop

    Fitting is a challenge and even more so when you are fitting yourself. I think I've heard the phrase "I don't have a fitting buddy" more often than I can count. Believe me, I understand. Fitting yourself often means you need to be as flexible as a gymnast and have eyes on the back of your head. Sometimes mirrors and cameras and the help of your husband or partner just won't cut it so I created a new workshop that I think will help you out immensely. It's The Fitting Fun Workshop on November 17, 18, and 19, 2017. Click the image below for all...

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  • PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to Pattern the Trumpet Sleeve

     In this final video of the Pattern Fundamentals series, we're going to use the basic sleeve block to design the pattern of one of the most popular sleeve styles this year. If you've missed the previous lessons in the series, I encourage you to watch them.  They are loaded with essential information you'll need for pattern manipulation. Just click the links below to watch: PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Two Essential Skills for Successful Pattern Manipulation PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to True Darts and Manage Dart Volume PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS:  Three Ways to Manage the Back Shoulder Dart PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS:  How to Create and Balance a...

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  • PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to Create and Balance a Flared Skirt

    Here we go with video #4 of the Pattern Fundamentals series! In the last three videos we've practiced lots of dart manipulations.  Each video building your pattern making skills and hopefully giving you the confidence you need to make pattern adjustments for fit and style.  I guarantee that you'll find something new and inspiring in each one of the previous videos so if you missed any of the lessons,  just click the links below to watch. PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Two Essential Skills for Successful Pattern Manipulation PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to True Darts and Manage Dart Volume PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS:  Three Ways to Manage the Back...

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  • PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Three Ways to Manage the Back Shoulder Dart

    Here is the third video from this month's series on Pattern Fundamentals. In the last two videos I showed you how to rotate darts, how to true them up and how to manage large dart volumes.  If you missed those just click the links below to watch. PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Two Essential Skills for Successful Pattern Manipulation PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to True Darts and Manage Dart Volume Today's video covers three ways to manipulate the back shoulder dart. We'll cover how to rotate it to the neckline, how to create a yoke seam and how to eliminate it entirely without affecting the fit. If you've...

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