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Sewing for the Best Fit

In a perfect sewing-world, all sewing patterns are sized to perfectly fit a variety of body-types right out of the pattern envelope; sewing short-cuts really produce classy end results undetected by any clothier; fabrics selected are always a breeze to work with, and no sewn seam ever would see a seam-ripper for correction. Sigh, such a sewing-world is not to be believed, however we can come closer to our own particular need for comfortable fitting clothing by striving for one of the identifying hallmarks of great sewing – a fabulous fit.

Unless your fabric is not-to-be-believed expensive, exotic, hand-crafted unique, or heirloom quality, it is not always necessary to first sew a muslin copy to ensure the best fit. When buying and selling a home, the realtors’ simple but guiding mantra is location, location, and location. In sewing it should be measure, measure, and measure once again.

Some things to remember when trying for the best fit when using commercial patterns:

Some of the offered sewing-thoughts may seem obvious. At times, a common-sense approach works wonders and gives the best results.

Sew happy, sew inspired.


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