Pattern Alterations: Fixing Fit Issues + DVD

with Ashley Hough

$39.99 $13.99

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You Get with Your Class:

  • In-depth Instruction, over 80 minutes
  • On-demand video access - anytime
  • Indefinite access. Pay once, view forever
  • DVD copy mailed (FREE SHIPPING in U.S.A.)
  • Bonus materials including a Pattern Alterations download
  • Access to Class-only Q&A with instructor
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In this class you will learn how to do basic pattern alterations on several different pattern pieces. Ashley Hough will teach you how to alter shirt necklines and backs, shirt sleeve, skirts and pants.

First, learn what tools you will need to perform these basic alterations, including marking pens and rulers. Ashley will then begin by teaching how to alter the neckline of a shirt pattern piece to make it smaller without changing the overall look of the shirt. While your shirt pattern piece may not look exactly like the one being shown, Ashley will show you how to adapt the alteration to whatever type of pattern you are using. You will then learn how to make alterations to the upper back area of a shirt pattern piece.

In the next session you will learn how to make several different alterations to shirt sleeves. These include how to make a sleeve larger or smaller in width along the entire sleeve as well as how to make adjustments for large upper arm areas. You will see how to make the adjustment to the sleeve pattern piece and then what adjustments need to be made so that the sleeve still fits accurately into the armseye.

Next you will learn how to make alterations to a pencil skirt type of pattern to account for a large or small bottom and a larger abdomen. Finally, learn how to make similar adjusts for a large or small bottom on a pair of pants.

In addition a PDF download is available with step-by-step photos and instructions for each pattern alteration.

NOTE: You’ll receive this Class video instruction in two forms: As on-demand streaming video (in your NSC Account); and as a physical DVD, mailed to you.

Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s "This is My Quilt" episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

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Bonus Materials Included

  • Class Resource: Pattern Alterations
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  • Meet the Expert Video
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