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...