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Episode 61

Our Top Five Fitting Resources

In this episode, we round up some of our favorite fitting resources with options for every experience level and approach. We’ll talk about books, where to find fit resources online, and our brand new fitting class and free downloadable fit journal.

When I was young, I use to think that each time I made a garment that didn’t fit me well, it was because my body was “weird”. It took me an embarrassingly long time to recognize that I could simply tweak my patterns in some fairly simple ways each time I made them.

If I’d had a really good, trusted fitting resource back then, things would have been different. What I needed was the permission and confidence to change the garment to fit my body, just as it was.

That’s one of the things we’re hoping to address with our new class, How to Fit with Confidence. Haley will teach you a way of approaching fitting each time you do it, no matter what particular challenges you face when sewing a pattern.

To go along with that, we wanted to round up some other resources that can help you as you explore the topic of fit. In this episode, we cover:


  • Some of our favorite books on fitting, with options for every experience level and approach.

  • Where to find fit resources online.

  • How to use the Seamwork community to help guide you through a particular fit challenge.

  • And, of course, we’ll talk a bit about the new class and our brand new free downloadable fit journal.

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