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Altering Patterns for a Custom Fit Weekend Workshop June

Advanced Beginners are welcome and so are experienced sewers to this fun class where you will learn the basics of altering your commercial pattern to fit you.There are a few basic rules that must be followed along with techniques to alter the pattern to fit.

You will make examples of your alterations in 1/4 and 1/2 scale patterns that may be transferred to full sized patterns.

We are following is the Jan Minott Method and her Books, Total Pattern Fit and Skirts and Pants are available on the Shop Online page.Click Here.

-Upper Body & Sleeve 

- Lower Body

- Customizing to Full Size Patterns Upper Body

- Customizing to Full Size Patterns Lower Body

- Sew a Upper Body muslin for Fitting
- Sew a Lower Body muslin for Fitting

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner to advanced
Materials Included:
Notes, sewing machines, rulers, pencils, paper scissors, pattern paper, scotch tape
pattern you wish to alter, enough muslin (woven garment) or knit muslin that stretches like your fashion fabric to construct them.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d�cor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017 and #sewapril2018. She may be contacted at

Altering Patterns for a Custom Fit Weekend Workshop June

$ 499.00