The Fair Fit Method - FAQS and How the Program is Structured, Taught, and Timed

The Fair Fit Method - FAQS and How the Program is Structured, Taught, and Timed

Got questions about the Fair Fit Method and the time, work, and effort required in the courses? In this post, you will get an additional breakdown of how the program works and how much of your time it requires. I will also address lots of helpful frequently asked questions and explain more of the nuances of the program.

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The Fair Fit Method - Why We Make 2 Garments in Each Course

The Fair Fit Method - Why We Make 2 Garments in Each Course

In every course make 2 garments- one for learning fit and proportion and the other to finalize your sewing and design. We don’t want any of your work to go to waste, so your “muslin” in the Fair Fit Method uses the raw finish sewing method so when its done it’s still a wearable dress! Meanwhile, your second garment is a project to explore construction and additional sewing methods and you can change the kind of fabric you are using, play with pattern and print, repurpose, or use interesting methods of topstitching and sewn lines. Click through to read more and see all the possibilities!

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The Fair Fit Method - How I Teach Pattern Fit and Alterations in the Courses

The Fair Fit Method - How I Teach Pattern Fit and Alterations in the Courses

For the last 2 years, it seems all I've been teaching are pattern alterations and how to walk folks through customizing a pattern. Its a good thing, because in the Fair Fit Method courses, I not only teach many different pattern adjustments, but as we work through the program and more students participate, more alterations will be added to create a custom library for your reference. In this post get a preview of some pattern alterations and how I teach them in the courses.

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The Fair Fit Method - How Fit and Draping is Taught in the Courses

The Fair Fit Method -  How Fit and Draping is Taught in the Courses

Every sewing teacher knows how hard it is to teach and learn fit, and especially for yourself, at home, and working alone. In the Fair Fit Method courses, all of your Fair Fit projects will be draped, and I have a way of teaching you how to customize the pattern for your own body through draping, fitting, and pattern alterations. By learning how to drape on your dress form, by the end of this program, you are going to have a greater understanding of how designers think through their projects, adding and editing as they go, and learning to develop a fluidity that you can’t get with cut and sew patterns. You will also learn a variety of pattern alterations, not just for yourself, but other people as well. In this post, linked in my profile, you will get a preview of how this aspect of the process is taught and see a few adjustments made by previous students.

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The Fair Fit Method - A Look at Sewing and Design Methods Taught in the Courses

The Fair Fit Method - A Look at Sewing and Design Methods Taught in the Courses

When I was designing, part of made the Fair Fit garments visually compelling was unconventional way in which they were sewn. In each course of the Fair Fit Method I’m going to teach you all kinds of new sewing methods. When you make your final garments, you can choose from mixtures of clean and raw, serged and sewn, topstitched and pieced, the options of sewing in this program are diverse and truly exciting! You will also learn more about design, as you get to decide how you will use the pattern by selecting the set of blocks that will get you your desired final result. Inside this post, link in profile, get a look at all of the sewing and design potential the Fair Fit Pattern offers, as well as a look at some of the garments made by previous students in the course

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The Fair Fit Method- A Preview of the Courses and Curriculum

The Fair Fit Method- A Preview of the Courses and Curriculum

All of 2017, I've spent behind the scenes working to create an unconventional process and patterns for custom design, using the pattern system I have used in my own creative practice over the last 7 years. It started out as just one course, and now its developed into a whole curriculum that I'll teach in 2018. Want to see what I've got in store for the Fair Fit Method and the breakdown of concepts taught in each course? In this post, I will share with you the 2018 course curriculum and all of the special garment projects and methods you will learn. You will also get a peek at the collection I designed this summer and new variations on the Fair Fit Dress and how its sewn. Read more to get all the details!

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The Fair Fit Method - Creating New Pathways for Learning and Expression with Creative Sewing Practices

The Fair Fit Method - Creating New Pathways for Learning and Expression with Creative Sewing Practices

As I mentioned last week my project, The Fair Fit Pattern, has grown and evolved into a full fledged method for learning how to create custom clothing. The Fair Fit Method will be taught as a year long curriculum with courses where you will build customized tops, skirts, and dresses. In today's post you will get a preview of what I teach in the courses and the special topics you will learn.

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The Fair Fit Method - An Update on the Fair Fit Pattern and its Creative Timeline

The Fair Fit Method - An Update on the Fair Fit Pattern and its Creative Timeline

In this post, I'm back to the blog and will walk you through the year and how I progressed with the massive project of launching the Fair Fit Pattern. This post also will kick off a new series to introduce you to the Fair Fit Method! Yippee!! Can't wait to share with you where the project is at read more to get all of the details.

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 5 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 5 Round Up!

Thanks for following along with this years Fair Fit Me Made May Series. In this series of 5 posts, I shared with you all of my wardrobe me mades that I created the past year while building a self sewn wardrobe. I've had so much fun sharing and posting, I probably could do a Me Made June! However, its inspired me to show off more of the things I sew, so that's a good new habit this challenge has created. In this fifth and final post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Spring Wardrobe Sewing Series - Part 2 Named Patterns Ansa Dress

Spring Wardrobe Sewing Series - Part 2 Named Patterns Ansa Dress

Are you building a handmade wardrobe, and interested in advancing into more challenging projects? Inside this post, I share my process sewing Named Patterns Ansa Dress why fabric choice is critical, how to deal with impossible curves, and I’ll share tips and tricks to more advanced fashion sewing.

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 4 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 4 Round Up!

As the summer heats up, this week I am showing off some of my go to summer dresses that help me survive our Louisiana heat. These are the dresses I wear working in the studio, teaching, or out running about in Baton Rouge. In this fourth post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Sewing For Fashion Design- Take a Look at my New Repurposing Method - Heirloom Repurpose

Sewing For Fashion Design- Take a Look at my New Repurposing Method - Heirloom Repurpose

some sewists are sewing up A LOT of stuff. Are we wearing or using all of it? and what do we do if the answer is no? Sometimes its hard, just like clothing you buy at the store, not every item that we make really gets worn for a multitude of reasons. And its really hard to part with a me made- if you donate it, because it doesn't have a designer label, it can just get thrown in the "craft" heap. Sometimes they have sentimental value too, like the ones I'm about to show you.

In this post, I want to share with you a recent make, and a method that I devised called "heirloom repurpose." It is a practice of actually repurposing me mades that you no longer have use for, or never quite got worn, but still maintain significance that make it hard to part with them.

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 3 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 3 Round Up!

Welcome back to my Me Made May Series! So far, I've shown off a lot of the self sewn wardrobe pieces that I wear everyday, and this week, I'm also going to throw some swimwear and bra sewing into the mix. In this third post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 2 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 2 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 is in full swing, and I have the next set of posts to share with you. Maybe you will recognize some patterns you have been thinking of making. This week, I'm showing off some of my favorite shirtdresses. In this second post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress- Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Your Specific Body Proportions

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress- Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Your Specific Body Proportions

The proportion of your garment is critical to how it fits. In this post, learn how the Fair Fit Pattern teaches you to customize the pattern using draping to identify your body's unique proportions.

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