In Fitting Fashion

  • 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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  • PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: How to True Darts and Manage Dart Volume

    In this week's video, I'm finishing the pattern work we started last week and giving you some inside information about darts. I'll show you how to true darts and determine the dart roof, what direction to press the dart volume and why you might want to break the general rule. I'm also going to show you how you can manage large dart volumes for a smoother fit

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  • PATTERN FUNDAMENTALS: Two Essential Skills for Successful Pattern Manipulation

    Say hello to the month of May and a new series on the blog.  

    This month I'm presenting Pattern Fundamentals. A series highlighting the skills you'll need to master in order to manipulate patterns for fit and style.  With fitting adjustments, pattern adjustments follow so in order to understand how to make pattern adjustments correctly, you need to understand how patterns work. Follow along with me this month to learn some essential professional pattern making techniques.

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