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November 17, 2016

BLOGLIKECRAZY 2016 DAY 17: I Like The Way She Sews...

...i sew, you sew, we all sew.  After all, basic clothing construction is not exactly rocket science.  If you can read the pattern instruction sheet, have a good sewing resource book, or make use of You Tube - help be out videos. we can end up with pretty decent hand-made garment results.  But, there is still one major problem; that being the issue of F-I-T!

Remember when you could just choose a pattern, quickly determine the right size, and cut the pattern right out of the envelope?  Well, if you are anything like me, that doesn't just automatically happen every time anymore.  Patterns have changed a bit since many of us first learned to sew; but more so - our bodies have changed.  Very little if anything at all was taught in Home Ec about fit or pattern alterations, so what happens when:
  • Your waist measurement is not even printed on the pattern size chart
  • You are overly endowed in the butt area causing dresses and skirts to hike up in the back
  • One hip is higher than the other
  • You cup size is triple D and the pattern is designed for a B Cup
  •  You can't understand the difference in the pattern envelopes finished garment measurements and the information printed on the tissue pattern
All these problems (and many others) pop up in sewing rooms every day.  So what's a sewist to do?  Resource books and videos offer some assistance, but sometimes we still don't quite understand the proper way to address fit problems.  It would be helpful if  we had someone to actually show us!
 When the student is ready...the teacher will appear.
 Enter Andrea Davis of SewToFit.  Guess I should have titled this post "I Like the Way She Fits".
Not knowing how to fit sewing patterns can be down right frustrating.  Andrea, offers help in this area, gives solutions and shows you how to incorporate them, and is even available to answers questions on several different teaching platforms.  Look for her as @sewtofit on Periscope, Zoom, GumRoad, and You Tube.

Andrea blogs over at SewToFit.com and can also be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as @sewtofit...


16 comments:

  1. I've bookmarked her YouTube channel. She has an excellent tuto on how to grade patterns

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    1. Yes Marie she has lots of helpful you tube videos.

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  2. Ms. Faye YOU have a wonderful talent for showcasing others talent! As usual, you did not disappoint! Andrea is the "fit queen" of the internet and if anyone reading this blog post does not know who Andrea is...do yourself a favor and get to know her work! You'll thank yourself for doing so!

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    1. You are so right Myra she is the fit queen.

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  3. Thank you Ms. Faye, Andrea is one of my Favorites!

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    1. So glad you liked this showcase Dara.

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    2. Thanks Dara. I do enjoy what I do.

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  4. Wow! I love Andrea's look! And that apron is just adorable. Fit issues are so difficult to deal with; that's why I figure out a pattern and stick with it. And I still end up adjusting the fit with every different fabric. Off to see Andrea now!

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    1. I'm very sure you'll lots of helpful information with Andrea Marjie.

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    2. Thanks Marjie. I do look forward to seeing you around the webs.

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  5. Such a wonderful post Faye. Thanks so much for the shoutout.

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  6. Awesome post as usual!!

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