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Thursday’s web seminar is for anyone who has a Tried ‘n True pattern and wants to learn how to use it to fit new, fresh out of the envelope patterns! Sign-up here!

Often times, a sewist has purchased a new pattern and the conventional wisdom is to make a muslin from the pattern. Once the muslin is made, where do you go from there? Once you’ve made your standard fit adjustments to the pattern/muslin and you’re still having drag lines or fit issues, how do you solve them?

Well learning to fit new patterns by using your TNT patterns helps to resolve a lot of your fit issues. Why? Because you have already solved your fit issues with your tried ‘n true pattern so using it as a basis for a new pattern, gives you a head start in the fitting game.

This web seminar will show you how to make the new pattern pieces fit by using your tried ‘n true pattern as the starting part. You will see how to increase or enlarge pattern pieces. You will learn where to add seam allowances. And you will demystify some of the fitting process through this webinar. This webinar is for the advanced beginner to advanced sewist who wants to learn a new way to fit patterns.

What you will learn:


  • How to compare your body measurement from your tried ‘n true pattern to the new pattern.

  • How to alter the new pattern pieces in length and width using your tried ‘n true pattern as the base.

  • How to combine sizes

  • How to grade up a pattern.

  • How to deal with multiple pattern pieces and make them work for a new garment

  • How to become comfortable slashing your pattern pieces to get them to work for you

Who should attend:


  • Anyone who has a tried ‘n true pattern who wants to use it as a basis for fitting a new pattern.

  • If you have a tried ‘n true pattern that you want to “stretch” its usage.

  • Anyone looking for a different method to fit a garment

Difficulty Level:
This web seminar is for the sewist who has a tried and true pattern that you’ve used at least 4-5 times to make a garment from in different fabric types. You should be comfortable with this pattern and ready to slice and dice it and use it for fitting purposes.

Sign-up here and take your fitting to another level!

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