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When fitting a sewing pattern, we're accustomed to checking the standard measurements such as bust, waist and hip. What do these have in common? They are all measurements of circumference. But there's another dimension that is critical to getting a good fit: the vertical dimension.
Beth Galvin
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Embrace your shape! Adjust any pattern to fit and flatter your figure.
Jenny Rushmore
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The best thing about making your own clothes? You can design or alter any garment to suit your exact body measurements. Get a comfortable, flattering fit with these crochet patterns, all available in larger sizes and with plenty of tips for getting the right fit. 
Kathryn Vercillo
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Have you ever sewn a skirt that seems to either slowly slide down your waist or gradually ride up? Getting the right fit is key for skirt patterns, and that means considering both waist and hip measurements.
Ashley Little
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Meet Beverly Johnson, the "Fairy Bra-Mother," who begins class with a quick overview of panty styles. You'll also learn how to take measurements for the perfect fit and evaluate the "stretch factor" of prospective undergarments.
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You're almost there! Sew the waistband elastic to complete your first panty, before Beverly runs through some troubleshooting techniques for fit adjustments.
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Want a different look? Simple pattern alterations can turn your briefs into a bikini, hipster or French-cut panty! As Beverly shows you the steps for each, you'll also get introduced to some of the shape-defining details that lead to a flattering look.
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Give those panties some pizzaz! Beverly shows you how to add feminine, comfortable lace edgings, appliqués, panels and godets, and ends class with the fun ruching technique.
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In Lesson 2, things get drafty! With measurements and stretch factors in hand, draft a master pattern for a brief-style panty.
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Start putting those panties together! As you construct your briefs, you'll learn to sew an enclosed gusset, a mark of high-quality ready-to-wear panties. Later in the lesson, you'll check your fit, measure the leg elastic and sew the elastic into your work.
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