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the fitting room: lyndsey’s lisboa walking shorts

Lyndsey shares how she applied a new pants fitting method to the Lisboa Walking Shorts pattern. While several methods are available for fitting pants, stitchers still find the task challenging. The new method that Lyndsey is trying in this post gets results faster, taking the fear and frustration out of the process.

the fitting room: enmore full bust adjustment

Lyndsey demonstrates how to use a full bust adjustment and dart manipulation to add fullness to the Enmore Top without adding a dart. The result is a fantastic fit and great look for this pattern.

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.

the fitting room: lyndsey’s fira dress

Even simple silhouettes like the Fira Dress can benefit from a bit of custom fitting. Lyndsey walks us through the adjustments she made to create a special dress In this installment of our Fitting Room blog series.

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.

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.

the fitting room: sharon’s cappuccino dress

Fitting is a journey and based completely on personal preference. It can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our Fitting Room blog series aims to demystify the process. In the series’ latest installment, Sharon shares the fitting adjustments she made to her denim Cappuccino Dress.

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.