This year at the Quilt & Sewing Expo, I stepped out of my quilting comfort zone into the completely new (and often intimidating) world of Couture Sewing. Fortunately, I met world class teachers who generously shared their knowledge. By the end of each class, my brain felt stuffed with new possibilities and my confidence soared.
Meet Lorraine Henry, a fitting expert, in her class “Measurements and their Relationships”.
Lorraine introduced the class and explained things easily and clearly. Her style is upbeat and friendly as she gives you tools that you will be able to take home and use.
In the second photo, Lorraine demonstrates how to remove the seam allowance from a pattern, leaving a hinge.
In the last photo, you see the final adjustments that make a pattern fit perfectly. Lorraine uses examples from real people to explain fitting issues and showed us how to adjust for proper fit. Her hinge technique is one I’m looking forward to trying out myself.