Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt
Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt
In the first course of the Fair Fit Method, you will learn the foundational skills used to make all Fair Fit garments. In Learn and Make the Fair Fit Skirt, you will learn beginner draping skills and how to analyze your body shape, size, and proportion to pad out your dress form to create an accurate fit. This aspect of the course will help you learn how to optimize your use of a dress form, benefiting how you make all garments moving forward.
We will also dig deep into skirt fit and the most common fit issues. In our first project, you will learn how to determine your own unique body length, circumference, and foundational principles of proportion that will help you create a flattering custom skirt.
All of your Fair Fit garments will be draped, and you will also learn pattern alterations to further customize the fit. After the pattern is finalized, you will move onto your second skirt, choosing either another pattern variation or implementing the sewing methods taught in the course.
In this course, you will learn the the two fundamental sewing methods used in Fair Fit garments, raw finish and clean finish. For our first garments, you will learn the raw finish method, as it allows you to customize the draping and the pattern without sacrificing the first garment. For your second skirt, you can use the Fair Fit clean finish method after you finalize the fit of your skirt.
This course will give you a foundation in draping, pattern fit, body proportion for your lower half, as well as the core principles as to how Fair Fit garments are made. It is the prerequisite to Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress, and sets up your skills for all upcoming Fair Fit Method courses in 2018.
When you enroll today, you will receive an email confirming your registration in the course. Be sure to include your best email address, as on January 1st, you will be sent an email to set up log in and password to access your course dashboard. The course will begin the first week of January and you can decide whether you want to work at your own pace, or follow our guided timeline.
- Introduction to the Course
- Start Your First Skirt
- Understanding Skirt Fit
- Learn the Fair Fit Raw Finish Sewing Method
- Setting Up Your Form for Draping
- Draping and Sewing Your Fair Fit Skirt Band
- Draping and Sewing Your Fair Fit A-Line Skirt
- How to Add a Pocket
- Pattern Alterations For Skirts
- Clean Finish Sewing Method
- Make Your Second Skirt
- Learn the Fair Fit Pencil Variation
- Learn the Fair Fit Pleated Skirt Variation
- Next Steps
Required Materials and Equipment for All Courses
You will need access to a computer or a smart device and an internet connection strong enough to support video streaming. You also must have an adjustable dress form to participate in this course and access to a sewing machine. Most Fair Fit dresses use up to 5 yards of fabric, and Fair Fit skirts use up to 4 yards, and you will need to buy thread, interfacing, zippers, snaps, or hook and eye closures for most projects.
Be sure to check our current size range before you enroll, and make sure you are using or purchasing a dress form that corresponds to your measurements.
If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, you will have an option of a no questions asked refund within 10 days of the start of the course. After that, no refunds or exchanges are provided due to the digital nature of the courses.