Free Stuff Friday! Win a dressmaking book from Barron’s!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope your week is going well. Here in the office we’re preparing for an upcoming photo shoot. The current issue of Sew News hosts a Skirt Fitting article by Ryliss Bod. We’re very proud of the in-depth article and are offering it as a web extra. Creating a great fitting skirt is sure to add a fantastic piece to your wardrobe and increase your skirt skills.

Dressmaking Free Stuff Friday! Win a dressmaking book from Barrons!

To tie into the article, we’re giving away a book today that will further those garment making skills. Dressmaking 200 Q&A by Mary McCarthy will answer all the questions you’ve always wondered about. With this handy book by your side, garment construction is sure to come easily.

You can win this fabulous book by answering the following question in the comments section below:

What are your fitting woes?

We will randomly choose one response and post the winner on Monday. On the plus side though, everyone is a winner this week. You can read up on skirt fitting and we will be sending fitting problems onto our Fitting FAQs expert, Peggy Sagers.

Best of luck and have a wonderful weekend!

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113 Responses to Free Stuff Friday! Win a dressmaking book from Barron’s!

  1. Mary Jo Muellner says:

    Not having an extra set of eyes to help me get the right fit the first time.

  2. Sally Red says:

    Just taking correct measurements…they seem to be different every time I take them!

  3. cari says:

    Would be great to have

  4. Chloe Collins says:

    For me adjusting the fitted sleeve can be time consuming. Would love to know if there are better methods to relieving the stress of properly fitting it in.

  5. kathy says:

    Oh my – where to start! LOL! Aging and everything has gone south and my waistline has disappeared. Patterns aren’t made for this figure!

  6. Sonya says:

    The last shirt I made was button up with a gathering for bust. It fit great except around my tummy. I can’t get it buttoned below my bust. I guess I have become thick through the waist over the years. I was caught off guard because I have a ready made shirt designed just like it and it fits fine.

  7. Maureen V says:

    I am short waisted with a short torso and have long legs. Through the years, I have found out that I fit petite sizes on my upper half & regular sizes on my lower half. Consequently, I have to adjust the waist placement in my patterns.

  8. Pat Hunsucker says:

    long waisted,large cup,large waistline,big stomach, should I go on? YES! ALL of these and more are all different size patterns in one body. Fit what.

  9. Donna Rae says:

    I have problems with making adjustments in the bust area. Read so many how tos and still just can’t seem to get it right.

  10. Elaine Jacobs says:

    Fitting sleeves correctly!!

  11. Helen says:

    flat and wide rear end and PROMINENT abdomen – makes fitting very difficult.

  12. Lily Kaufman says:

    Not having enough room to lay out my fabric when sewing. My machine is in a corner in Master Bedroom and don’t have a table that is big enough, I also use the ironing board for cutting fabric. Number, aggravating when I am sewing something new and run out of thread and find out I did not buy enough for the project.

  13. Lily Kaufman says:

    Not having enough room to lay out my fabric when sewing. My machine is in a corner in Master Bedroom and don’t have a table that is big enough, I also use the ironing board for cutting fabric. Number 2, aggravating when I am sewing something new and run out of thread and find out I did not buy enough for the project.

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