Students will alter a pattern*, cut and sew a muslin, fit, and transfer alterations back to the pattern for a custom fitted garment.
* This is really important - upper body patterns should be sized by the bust measurement. lower body patterns should be sized by the hip measurement.
Commercial patterns (Simplicity, Vogue, McCalls, Kwik Sew, Butterick, Burda, New Look) are easier to use, all of the information is printed on them for alterations and they have seam allowances.
If you choose an independent pattern, be prepared to make more than one muslin. Many independent patterns do not have the apex or the waistline marked, and some have no seam allowances. If you use a CAD program to make your pattern, your body measurements need to be accurate.
If you plan to alter a pant pattern, be prepared to make several muslins.
This class is limited to 5 students.
Former Student Carol S. stated "Last spring I was in one of your Alter & Sew classes and came away with a very nicely fitted muslin and then a blouse.
Pattern paper, tape, pencils, rulers, sewing machines or you may bring your own.
Sewing machine, sewing tools - fabric scissors, pins, fabric marking pens, pattern- top sized by your bust measurement, bottoms by your hip measurement, enough muslin for your pattern or twice the amount,