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the fitting room: lauren’s classic shirt

In our latest installment of The Fitting Room, Lauren will be talking about the adjustments she did while fitting the Classic Shirt. If you’re interested in shirt fitting, you won’t want to miss this one!

the fitting room: camelia’s saint-germain wrap dress

Camelia has honed her fitting ability through years of sewing for herself. Here she walks us through her muslin process to show how she achieved a stunning fit on her Saint-Germain Wrap Dress. Fitting really doesn’t take that much time, and the results speak for themselves.

the fitting room: claire’s recital shirt

Claire used a couple of adjustments that are common for her, and made two muslins, to obtain an outstanding fit on her Recital Shirt. She illustrates her fit issues and shows how she solved them in this post.

masha’s saint-germain dress

The Saint-Germain Dress practically screams “Spring!” Masha sewed this one in a light orange rayon twill. It’s a great Easter dress!

the fitting room: masha’s gelato blouse

Pattern adjustments can feel daunting, but the more you do them, the easier it gets. Masha shares her fitting adjustments, and how long it took her to make them, for a Gelato Blouse she sewed for herself.

how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment

Adjusting the shoulder width of a sewing pattern is a simple alteration that can drastically improve the fit of your handmade garment. Learn how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment with this photo tutorial. These instructions can also be used in reverse to do a wide shoulder adjustment.

how to do a high round back adjustment

Pattern adjustments are often necessary to achieve a custom fit. Learn to do a high round back adjustment with this photo tutorial. It’s a simple adjustment that can make an enormous difference in the fit of a garment.

how to add a bust dart to a dartless pattern

If your bust is larger than a B cup, you might want to make adjustments to some patterns to add a bust dart in order to help get a better fit. This tutorial shows you how to do it.

seven tutorials for fit techniques

Today it’s all about fit techniques. Here are seven tutorials on fit techniques from our archives that are filled with lots of helpful information for you.