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Ron Collins - Pattern Alterations and Body Measurements


  In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them.  Ron will show 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 for you: high bust, low bust, shoulder width, sleeve length, back waist length, pant and skirt length....plus more...a total or 28 body measurements. 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.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: everyone welcome
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Pen and paper, and measuring tape
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a 25.00 fee for kit is payable to Ron

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