Solve the Mystery of Fit!


Daryl Lancaster

3 hour workshop: Saturday 1-4


Do you know the difference between design ease and wearing ease or semi-fitted and very loose fitting garments (about 10”)? Did you know that commercial pattern companies and ready-to-wear designers don’t use the same industry standard measurements? The mystery behind fitting and altering patterns is unfolded right before your eyes! A lengthy discussion on using commercial patterns, taking proper measurements, grading techniques, ease requirements and a tutorial on draping are all part of the agenda. A must for anyone interested in sewing garments.


Materials Fee: $10 for full color monograph of the presentation

Students to Bring: notebook and pen or pencil; tape measure