A sloper is a pattern of your figure; it’s a great tool for adjusting commercial patterns. By directly comparing the sloper to a style pattern, you can make initial alterations that eliminate many fit problems at the pattern stage. This post has moved to https://letslearntosew.com/how-to-fit-with-your-sloper/
Fun fact: most garment patterns are designed for a B or C cup size. But according to a survey from lingerie retailer Intimacy, the average woman’s bust in the U.S. is a 34DD. So if you’re sewing a top, you might want to take your measurements and compare them to your pattern before you start cutting…
If you find that some patterns are too snug in the sleeves, don’t blame your arms — they’re just fine! The problem is the pattern. Commercial patterns are designed to fit average proportions. And not everyone is average or wants to be. Fortunately, reworking the upper arm to fit your dimensions is a quick and…
Most of us who sew women’s pants struggle to get a great fit. There are so many variables in the body and the pattern that it’s difficult to decide where to focus the fitting work when fitting pants properly. This post has moved to https://letslearntosew.com/most-common-pant-alterations/
Taking accurate body measurements is one of the keys to a great fit. Whether you choose to use a commercial pattern or draft it from measurements, having accurate measurements is critical to the success of your final garment. This post has moved to https://letslearntosew.com/how-to-take-accurate-measurements/
Learn the simple technique to blend two different size patterns into one that fits you! How to blend two size patterns This post has moved to https://letslearntosew.com/blend-two-different-size-patterns/ .
What is blending and trueing? Blending and Trueing. Blending is the process of smoothing and shaping angular and curved lines on a seam to create a nice transition. This post has moved to https://letslearntosew.com/blending-and-trueing/
A simple technique to fit a button-up blouse. Do you have a favorite shirt, but… you wish it was more fitted? This post has moved https://letslearntosew.com/blouse-using-a-fisheye-dart/