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x Altering Patterns for a Upper Body Custom Fit in Tacoma Thursdays 10-noon

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.

No supplies are needed for your first class.  A supply list will be given along with a notebook of notes at the first.  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 book available  link here

September 5 Pattern Alterations 1 
-Upper Body & Sleeve, your measurements will be taken and sizes discussed.

September 12 Pattern Alterations 2
- Customizing to Full Size Patterns Upper Body

September 19 Pattern Alteration 3
- Sew a Upper Body muslin for Fitting

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Beginners are welcome to join Pattern Alterations
Materials Included:
Notes, rulers, pencils, paper scissors, pattern paper, scotch tape
No supplies needed for the 1st class. Commercial patterns, muslin or fabric, sewing machine, sewing tools for classes 2 and 3.
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, #sewapril2018and #sewapril2019. She may be contacted at

x Altering Patterns for a Upper Body Custom Fit in Tacoma Thursdays 10-noon

$ 45.00