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Fit Camp - for your clothes



Join Claire-Louise Hardie, Sewing Producer & Mastermind for The Great British Sewing Bee (Series 1-4) for this very special workshop!

Learn how to fit your garments to your own shape and figure and start making the clothes you really want to wear.

Frustrated that you just cannot got the fit right for you, do you have a pile of unfinished projects at home that just don't work? Are you tempted to just throw your sewing out of the window?
Then come and learn how to get the best fit for YOU.

You must have made a couple of garments using a commercial pattern on your own before attending this class. If you have attended the Fit Buddy Class you can bring along your own mannequin to help you understand the fitting techniques you'll be using.

Over the 2 day course you will understand your own body shape and learn the alterations and pattern adjustments you need to achieve that tailor-made fit. It is understanding how a fault that appears in one place, can be corrected by alterations somewhere else that really takes your sewing up to the next level.

You can bring along a toile of a garment you would like to make up, or even something that you've finished but just don't know how to correct. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get a better fit when you only know how.

Each student will have plenty of 1:1 time with the tutor to go through all the fit adjustments within the group so you will all be able to learn from each other too.

In this class you will learn:
  • How to assess your own body shape and take your own accurate body measurements
  • Make the necessary fit adjustments to your toile or garment based on your own unique body shape
  • Transfer those alterations to your pattern
  • Remake your garment as a toile to see the corrections and how they have worked

Note: You will not make any actual clothes in this class just a toile /muslin and alter your pattern. You must have some experience sewing garments before taking this class.

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