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the fitting room: lyndsey’s camp shirt

Hello, everyone! I am Lyndsey Stanfill, and I am sharing how I adjusted the Camp Shirt sleeve pattern to add cap-height. Assessing cap-height fit When sewing the muslin for my Camp Shirt, I had a great fit in the bodice …

the fitting room: lyndsey’s classic shirt

Lyndsey from the Advisors Circle discusses how to add contouring by adding a vertical dart. Even better, you can use this technique on shirts that are already sewn and even ready-to-wear. If your shirt is too boxy, this is a great way to make it more flattering.

how to do a small bust adjustment

Neha from the Advisors Circle wrote up a simple, clear tutorial for a small bust adjustment. If you typically find that sewing patterns are too large in the bust, this easy but effective technique will help you attain your best fit.

sewing garments with no adjustments

Custom fitting is great, but it’s not always necessary. Masha shows off a beloved garment that she sewed right out of the envelope.

the fitting room: asmita’s cinema dress

If at first you don’t succeed, make a muslin. That’s what Asmita did, and she ended up with a Cinema Dress that fits her exactly the way she wants. It’s the latest installment of The Fitting Room blog series.

the fitting room: mire’s classic and recital shirts

Mire made some patterns adjustments to tweak the fit of the Classic and Recital Shirt patterns. Now she’s got three new shirts that fit her perfectly. The details are in this installment of our series, The Fitting Room.

the fitting room: lyndsey’s fitzroy blouses

Lyndsey talks about how she fit the Fitzroy Blouse to her shape and showcases the pattern in two different fabrics, one drapey and one crisp. It’s the latest installment of The Fitting Room.

how to do a square shoulder adjustment

Mire from the Advisors Circle wrote up a tutorial for the way she makes a square shoulder adjustment on the Classic Shirt pattern. If you’re interested in fitting, you’ll want to take a look.

how to do a broad shoulder adjustment

Do you have broad shoulders? If your tops feel tight across the shoulders, you may need a broad shoulder adjustment. A garment that is too narrow in the shoulders can pull at the armhole seams. The sleeves may look distorted, …

fitting resources from liesl + co.

Interested in fitting? We’ve built a fitting resource library here on the blog. This post highlights all the posts and tutorials we have to help you achieve a perfect fit on your next garment.

the fitting room: jennifer’s easton cowl-neck tee

Jennifer is talking about her process in fitting the Easton Cowl-Neck Tee, including a crucial size-chart detail you shouldn’t overlook. It’s the latest post in our series, The Fitting Room.

4 tips for fitting a sewing pattern

Fitting can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re a beginner, we’ve got some tips to help break down the process. If you’re a seasoned sewist, take a look at this post and let us know your top tips for fitting a sewing pattern!