Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In the next few episodes we’ll be learning how to improve the fit of commercially made paper patterns. Many of us want to sew in order to make out own clothing and express our own fashion style. However, just like with ready-made clothing, fit is based off default body measurements. And how many of us actually fit those body molds? Not that many! If you aren’t a perfect hour glass, then you’ll need to make pattern adjustments.
Experience seamstresses will tell you they nearly always have to make some kind of flat pattern adjustment. And thank goodness! Because these simple adjustments take minutes to do and make a huge difference! Not only will you feel more comfortable in your own clothes, but no matter what your body shape of size, you’ll look fabulous with a great fit.
In episode 18, you’ll learn how to adjust skirts so it fits both your waist AND your hips. That’s right, you can have the best of both worlds. We also introduce you to basic body measurements and how to measure properly, as well as how to navigate the pattern sizes and which to use.
If you ever plan to make clothing, or have tried in the past with disappointing results, then you’ll definitely want to tune in for the next few episodes. In the next two episodes, you’ll also learn how to lengthen and shorten a pattern, as well as how to adjust the bust. Stay tuned!