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Pattern Alterations and Body Measurements for the Right Fit - Ron Collins - South 3

In this hands-on workshop you will learn to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more. We will also take 28 body measurements for you: high bust, low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length, and more!

Every student will have an alteration package to take home with them showing all the alterations that they have 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 guess work 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.

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Supply List:

  • Scissor for paper
  • tape
  • pencil and eraser
  • measuring tape
  • 6” X 12” Omnigrid ruler or something similar to it
  • no sewing machine required for this workshop
  • please bring a pair of leotard or something similar to change into.  This is what you will be wearing when we do the body measurements.

Instructor: Ron Collins
Instructor Bio: Ron Collins
Includes a kit valued at $30

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