Adjusting Sewing Patterns with Simplicity
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Deborah Kreiling specializes in teaching home sewists how commercial patterns work, and how they can be adjusted to create the best fitting garments. As the director of design development at Simplicity, Deb has been in the business of helping home sewers make and adjust beautiful garments for over 30 years. In this comprehensive course, Deb teaches the ins and outs of making a variety of pattern alterations that cover things like bust adjustments, adding or subtracting ease, lengthening hems, and adjusting darts and princess seams.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Simplicity pattern of your choosing (Deb demonstrates with Simplicity pattern 1099 – Project Runway Sizes D5-4, P5 12-20)
  • Simplicity Perfect Fit Guide (contains measurement worksheet)
  • Pattern tissue paper or tracing paper
  • Clear ruler
  • French curve
  • Paper scissors
  • Measuring chart
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Scotch tape 
Learn how to:
  • Take measurements
  • Understand ease
  • Understand measurement relationships to create pattern adjustments
  • Work with commercial patterns
  • Add and remove ease
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Deborah Kreiling how to adjust sewing patterns
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern pieces ($16 value)
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
386 users recommended this class to a friend
Yvonne Ham
Very interesting but I have GG or H cup. It would be nice for a pattern company to cover this either in their patterns or as tutorials. I know I'm not in the minority with this issue x
6 days ago
Francesca D'Amato
Very clear and precise instructions that are easy to understand.
October 5, 2022
Irene Wong
Informative and detailed demonstration of adjusting the pattern! Love it!
More than 3 months ago