Video Duration: 5 minutes 59 seconds
You’ll learn the formula for calculating negative ease and how to transfer these measurements to your initial pattern.
In this video tutorial, Meg Healy will explain the concept of “negative ease” and why it’s important when sewing with stretch fabrics. Allowing for negative ease takes the stretch of your fabric into account to ensure your finished garment will fit properly and look professional.
Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.
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