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For many sewers, the success of a garment hinges on the way it fits. And unfortunately, as our ready-to-wear clothing has become more generic in the way it fits, pattern companies have followed suit. Although it takes years of experience to become a master at fitting, learning the basic concepts and first rules of fitting is possible for anyone who’s willing to spend the time.

During this four-day class, you will learn these basic concepts and rules of fitting through a combination of activities. Each day will begin with a short lecture. Since the first step in learning to fit is being able to “see” and assess what needs to be fitted, you will be given exercises designed to train your eye. I will also give fitting demonstrations on class participants’ muslins. Because practice is the best way to learn to fit, students will spend time every day fitting each other under my guidance and supervision. You will be asked to bring 3 or 4 prepared muslins to class.

Both sewing hobbyists and professional custom clothiers will find this class valuable, and sewing hobbyists of all skill levels are welcome. Although it is commonly said that you can't fit yourself, this class will teach you that in fact there are some aspects of fit that you can accomplish on your own. If you have a dress form that's close to your body shape, you are welcome to bring it so you can do some of your practice exercises on it. Also, this class is ideal for those of you who have a sewing buddy -- learn to fit each other!

For more information and questions, please feel free to get in touch with me:

Sarah Veblen
15 Cross Falls Circle
Sparks, MD 21152
e-mail: sarah@sarahveblen.com

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