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PATTERN ALTERATIONS & BODY MEASUREMENTS FOR THE RIGHT FIT with Ron Collins Wednesday April 10th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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$150.00 + HST Kit fee: $30.00

Wednesday April 10th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show you how to correct fitting problems regarding raising or lowering bust fullness in a princess seam, adding in a dart when a pattern requires one, moving a horizontal underarm dart to a vertical waist dart, altering for a small bust and increasing full bust for a princess seam. Along with pant alterations for knock and bowed legs, full and protruding seat, flat seat and many more. We will also take 28 body measurements: high bust, low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length.... plus, more... a total of 28 body measurements. Every student will have an alteration package to take home showing all the alterations done. Ron will give you the inside answer on what pattern companies run larger and which ones tend to run true to measurements. He will also explain how much wearing ease you need in all garments from close fitting, fitted, semi fitted, loose fitted and very loose fitted. Take the guesswork out of trying to choose what size garment by finding the “finished garment measurements” and not using the sizes on the back of the pattern envelope. See the difference in sizing charts in major pattern companies and how to choose the right size for you and how to avoid disappointment in fitting.

Supply list for Pattern Alterations Workshop

  • 6” X 12” Ominigrid ruler or something similar
  • Scotch tape
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Wear leotards or something similar or undergarments (if you are comfortable with that) while taking body measurements. The body measurements will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour to do.
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