Sew Sensational Shirts
Sure-Fit Designs is announcing this all new Shirt Kit designing book called – Sew Sensational Shirts. I know this is something you’ve all been waiting for and its finally complete. It’s the third and last book/DVD set in the SFD Mix ‘n’ Multiply series.
As an Introductory offer, order Sew Sensational Shirts for $21.95 + S&H. Just go to Sew Sensational Shirts to take advantage of this limited time offer (good until June 30, 2012).
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First, I’d like to thank you for subscribing to this blog – Get Amazing Fit. I know the entries have been few and far between. However, I made a commitment to blog more frequently in 2012 and in doing so, I’ve opened up an entirely new blog on a different server.
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Here’s to continued happy fitting and sewing!
Glenda Sparling (Sure-Fit Designs)
Sure-Fit Designs is announcing this all new dress/bodice designing book called – Beyond Bodice Basics. I know this is something you’ve all been waiting for and its finally complete.
As an Introductory offer, order Beyond Bodice Basics for $21.95 + S&H. Just go to Beyond Bodice Basics to take advantage of this limited time offer (good until January 15, 2012).
New Product Release announcement.
Sure-Fit Designs is introducing this all new pants designing book that offers 5 current pant styles, plus a Bonus of Yoga/Travel/Comfort pants to help you further utilize your ladies Pants Kit.
Pants that Mix ‘n’ Multiply offers 16 pages of drawing, designing and sewing instruction steps for each of the styles.
As an added bonus, each book is accompanied by a how-to DVD to help you on the road for designing each new style.
As an Introductory offer, order Pants that Mix ‘n’ Multiply for $19.95 + S&H. Just go to Pants that Mix ‘n’ Multiply to take advantage of this limited time offer (good till July 2, 2011)
Do you have asymmetrical body issues? Very few people are truly perfect and symmetrical from one side to the other of their bodies. Often a leg is slightly longer, or a shoulder might be sloped more than the other.
Ask yourself these questions:
1. How severe is the asymmetry?
2. Does it affect the look of my clothes on my body?
3. Should I make the effort to change my pattern?
If there are just slight differences from one side to the other, generally we do nothing, as it’s simply not enough difference to affect the hang of the garment on our body.
However, if your garments hang crooked or form obvious drag lines toward the high or low point, then you will likely want to make asymmetrical adjustments to your pattern.
This typically entails creating a right and left side pattern that reflect the height and width dimensions for that part of your body. Once the change is done for both sides (if necessary), they will generally then need to meet in the middle – typically CF and/or CB. Once you’ve created a right and left side for your pattern and you’re happy with the muslin test fitting shell, then you can use this pattern for future style changes.
You will always need to mark which is right and left side, and which side is going to be cut ‘right side up’. It’s definitely more effort, but well worth it when you clothes hang better on your body.
In some instances, like a high/low shoulder, sometimes you can get away with a temporary solution of adding a shoulder pad to the low side. This then will give you a more balanced look, particularly in jacket construction, and offers an easy solution. Always try to evaluate your options before doing major pattern adjustments.
You will find Asymmetrical high/low hip adjustment directions on page 15 of the Dress Kit Instruction Book. The same basic concept applies to the waist line level of your pants pattern.
Often times, you will also need to make circumference tune-ups as well since one side can be wider as well as longer. Then you definitely need to create a right and left side pattern – for both the front and back of your skirt or pants.
Here’s an example of pants that are now hanging fairly well on a definite asymmetrical body. The waist line is substantially tipped forward and the right buttock is definitely higher and fuller than the left. With persistence, and the creation of right and left side patterns for both front and back, these pants are now hanging smoothly.
Sew with Sure-Fit Designs and be sure of the fit!