Pattern Fitting 101:

Demystifying Fit Head to Toe

In this 6 week course, you will go from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with ill fitting sewing patterns to confident in your ability to easily adapt any pattern to fit YOUR shape.  Over the course of six modules, with 30 lessons,  I will guide you through the easy process of fitting a woven top, knit top, knit pant and woven pant to your unique shape. At the completion of the class, you will gain the skill to confidently fit sewing patterns for your custom wardrobe.

 

Class runs from April 8, 2024 - May 23, 2024

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LET'S DO THIS!

Before I tell you more about this class, let's make sure you're a good fit.

Whether you are a new or seasoned sewist, the ability to adjust a pattern properly is imperative to creating a wardrobe you love. We will walk through the process of diagnosing fit issues and learn to adjust a pattern to match your shape.

This class is for you if you have ever experienced:

  • frustration with ill-fitting, handmade garments
  • overwhelm with diagnosing fit issues
  • stress over altering the pattern
  • loneliness by doing it all alone

I will guide you through the ins and outs of pattern fitting without over-complicating the process. Your anxiety will transform into confidence as you will be able to create the wardrobe you have been dreaming about without worry of over-fitting!

By the end of this course,

you will be able to . . .

Diagnose Your Fit Issues

 

I will DEMONSTRATE how to diagnose fit issues on four different body shapes.

Alter Patterns To Resolve Your Personal Fit Issues

I will TEACH you a step-by-step process to adjust your patterns.

Complete The Class With 4 Patterns Customized To Your Shape

I will GUIDE and ADVISE you through your pattern adjustments

Plain and Simple- Pattern Fitting 101
is going to change your sewing
journey and it's officially OPEN for enrollment!

 

But not for long . . .

Cart closes at midnight April 5, 2024!

3 Monthly Payments of $130

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A One-Time Payment of $349

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What's Inside

Pattern Fitting 101?

Module 1: Taking Measurements and Picking Sizes

  • Lesson 1: The Why of the Class 
  • Lesson 2: Meeting our Model's and Their Body Types
  • Lesson 3: How to Properly Take Measurements 
  • Lesson 4: Picking the Correct Pattern Sizes

Module 2: The Woven Top

  • Lesson 1: Picking Your Patterns 
  • Lesson 2: Making Pre-Sewn Adjustments to Your Patterns  
  • Lesson 3: Assessing Fit 
  • Lesson 4: Making Adjustments to Your Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Your Final Garment

Module 3: The Knit Top

  • Lesson 1: Picking Your Patterns 
  • Lesson 2: Making Pre-Sewn Adjustments to Your Patterns  
  • Lesson 3: Assessing Fit 
  • Lesson 4: Making Adjustments to Your Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Your Final Garment

Module 4: The Knit Pant

  • Lesson 1: Picking Your Patterns 
  • Lesson 2: Making Pre-Sewn Adjustments to Your Patterns  
  • Lesson 3: Assessing Fit 
  • Lesson 4: Making Adjustments to Your Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Your Final Garment

Module 5: The Woven Pant

  • Lesson 1: Picking Your Patterns 
  • Lesson 2: Making Pre-Sewn Adjustments to Your Patterns  
  • Lesson 3: Assessing Fit 
  • Lesson 4: Making Adjustments to Your Patterns
  • Lesson 5: Your Final Garment

Module 6: Where to Go From Here

  • Lesson 1: Trying Other Patterns
  • Lesson 2: Translating Fit to Other Pattern Companies
  • Lesson 3: Translating Fit to Ready To Wear
  • Lesson 4: The Big Deal About Proportion and Picking Pattern Styles
  • Lesson 5: What's Next with Your Sewing Journey

Plus!

Additional bonuses to aid you on your pattern fitting journey!

  • 6 Weeks of membership to a community with your classmates: This forum is open to ask questions, to give answers, and to support
    your fellow students.  I'll also be popping on to answer questions!
  • Weekly Live Q&A Session: A live event within the classroom community where I will answer your questions and we can celebrate
    each other’s successes.
  • A Resource Center: A catalog of step-by-step video and written instructions for each of the pattern alterations.
  • Worksheets and PDFs: Each module will include supporting worksheets and PDFs to print or download to keep organized and
    supported along your journey.
  • Lifetime Access: You will have access to all the videos and supporting documents for life.  This includes any updates that I make for future classes!

What past students say about Pattern Fitting 101:

Bren

 

I loved that we could take it at our own pace and that we retain access if we can't complete everything in the six week time frame. I enjoyed the way the course progressed and I learned more in 6 weeks than in the previous 50 plus years of my sewing journey. 

Terry

I feel like a fitting ninja now. 

Whitney had a way to make it make sense. She walked us through, used different models, provided short visual tutorials on specific fitting topics and now it just makes sense. I would highly recommend this class and any follow-up class with Whitney. She has such a talent for teaching!

Jane

 Pattern Fitting 101 is aptly named. It’s an excellent class for sewists starting to learn fitting, as well as for those who are frustrated by complicated fitting methods. Whitney clearly explains common fitting adjustments, demonstrates fitting a variety of body types, and encourages progress with her positive, can-do attitude. The pattern alteration tutorials in PDF and video formats are a well-organized resource that sewists can consult whenever needed. 

Cecile

 Not only did we have visual resources we had printable resources to keep on hand while doing the adjustments to our patterns. The feeling of success when you get a piece of clothing you typically would have fitting issues with before, fit you is unbelievable!  This course has opened a whole new world of possibilities where fashion is concerned. It also does a great deal for your confidence, not only in your sewing ability but how you carry yourself with your new garments. 

Do you still have some burning questions?  Maybe these will help!

Still not sure if Pattern Fitting 101 is for you?

I get it!  It can be hard to justify an investment into our hobbies. However, sewing became much more than a hobby to me when I started my sewing journey back in 2006.  Not only did it keep me sane during a time in my life that I was mothering young twins, but it also became a creative outlet and finally a job as they grew and my role as Mom changed. Fitting was a real barrier for me in my early years of sewing and if it hadn't been for the bounty of talented sewing instructors that have crossed my path, I wouldn't be doing what I love with such success today. Teaching you the joys and freedom of sewing your own wardrobe has been, and continues to be, a passion for me.  When I thought about the number one barrier to enjoying this fabulous hobby, frustration with fit was the first thing that came to mind. While I understand this class isn't for everyone, my hope is that it will aid you in your own quests to sew your own garments and curate your own handmade wardrobes.  I'm just so excited to have the opportunity to meet you, teach you and cheer you on inside Pattern Fitting 101!

 Xo,

Whitney

3 Monthly Payments of $130

Enroll + Pay Monthly

A One-Time Payment of $349

Pay in Full + Save