January 2015

Fun with Fit Part 4: marking up and sewing the toile.

29 January 2015
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Hello everyone, welcome to part four of fun with fit, this week we are actually going to be working with some fabric at last! We need to begin by transferring all our markings onto our calico and cutting it out. It is very important that we transfer all of our darts and seam lines and our […]

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Fun with Fit Part 3: horizontal pre-adjustments

22 January 2015
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Hello and welcome back to another Fun with Fit. After taking our body measurements and making our vertical pre- adjustments last time we should hopefully be beginning this session with a fitting shell that has it’s bustline , waist and hipline in the correct positions for our bodies. We are now going to use a similar […]

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Fun with Fit Part 2: tracing your pattern and vertical pre-adjustments

16 January 2015
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Hello and welcome back to Fun with Fit! In this second session we are going to do the following: * Trace our fitting shell patterns and transfer ALL markings * Choose a cup size of B, C or D as a starting point and apply it to our bodice front pattern piece using the Butterick […]

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Fun With Fit- Part 1: an introduction and gather your supplies

8 January 2015
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Hello and welcome to Fun with Fit! Contrary to my tongue in cheek title and illustration, fit is a serious business in a dressmakers world. A well fitting garment is flattering and comfortable to wear but not always very easy to achieve. It can be quite tricky to pin point what exactly  is causing a […]

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Reflections and a new chapter…

4 January 2015
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The third new year has passed since I started this blog but this will be the first one I have documented here. I spent my early morning reading several such posts from some of my favourite bloggers and it got me reflecting on my year and my hopes and plans for the year ahead. The Little […]

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