Win Joi Mahon’s book: Create the Perfect Fit

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In the Feb/March Sew News, on newsstands now, Joi Mahon gave you 35 of her best fitting tips. (If you missed the issue on newsstands, get it here in physical or digital form!) Now get even more in her book Create the Perfect Fit.

“Garment sewers often wonder why their garments do not fit well. This happens because adjusting a single bust, waist or hip measurement is not enough to refine fit. Create the Perfect Fit teaches the method that Joi Mahon uses in the studio every day with her clients and teaches across the country in her design classes. Joi will guide you through evaluating the body, compensating for figure variations, taking extensive measurements and applying them to a commercial pattern to see how these vital pattern adjustments affect fit. Joi then introduces you to various figure types based on previous students’ fit samples and describes what changes were made to the commercial pattern to accommodate each individual’s figure.”

Enter to win a copy of Create the Perfect Fit by commenting below! One winner will be notified by email on Monday morning!

If you’re not chosen to win, buy the book here. It makes a great gift for a sewist friend, or yourself!

Good luck and Happy Friday!


 Win Joi Mahons book: Create the Perfect Fit
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59 Responses to Win Joi Mahon’s book: Create the Perfect Fit

  1. I would love to have this book. I have recently lost quite a bit of weight and now I have to re-fit all of my patterns.

  2. Tarnia says:

    This book would be excellent for my daughter, she is taking a course in garment construction via correspondence. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Cindy Byrd says:

    i would love to win the book. I get so frustrated when I see something for myself and it doesn’t fit. Aaaaaagh! Maybe, with the books info, I’d have better luck:-)

  4. Nancy Lynn Hilderbrand says:

    would like to learn to make a better fitting outfit

  5. barbara sexton says:

    Now that I am older, no commercial pattern fits correctly. (Gravity has taken its toll!) I need to learn how to customize a pattern to achieve my perfect fit.

  6. char kisch says:

    Why buy when you can make and have a perfect fit all you?!? I’m sure it helps!

  7. Louise says:

    Since I have committed to not buying any new clothes but make them all myself, learning more about fitting would be wonderful! Don’t we all want the Perfect Fit :-)

  8. Dee says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win .

  9. Elaine says:

    I would LOVE this book! Like others, I think fitting is the hardest part, especially for those of us with an ‘imperfect’ body.

  10. MaryLou says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! I would love to add this book to my library.

  11. Karen R says:

    I need help fitting my long torso!

  12. Kathy Patterson says:

    Love this project. Looking forward to starting on it!

  13. Gemma Kwiatkowski says:

    I’m very new to sewing and I find fitting to be the most daunting part, I can quite happily cut and stitch, but having to get it to fit right gets me in a tangle!

  14. Marah says:

    Looks like a very useful book!

  15. MelodyJ says:

    This looks like a good book.

  16. Ellee says:

    Whew! While I enjoy sewing clothes for others, I really need help fitting clothes for me.

  17. Debra says:

    This is the primary area of my sewing in which I Really need help.

  18. dee says:

    Thanks for the giveaway , it would be great to learn about fitting, a subject in which i lack basic knowledge, especially sleeves.

  19. Fitting is always what trips me up when sewing for myself. Would love to finally get it right and be happy with the final results so I can wear them more often.

  20. Sassy Lass says:

    Fitting garments is one of the most difficult things one can do. I’m constantly trying to fix my oopsies in fit! :)

  21. I would love to win this book for my daughter. She loves to sew.

  22. Cyndy Knapp says:

    This sounds like such a helpful book! Thank you for offering the give-away.

  23. HEATHER says:

    I want to learn how to make adjustments correctly. I normally just go with the flow and guess

  24. Judy says:

    Pick me! I’m too tall for everything and always struggle with adjusting fit.

  25. Carol White says:

    This looks like it would be a great addition to my library! No matter how long one has sewn, there are always new things to learn.

  26. I’m looking at furthering my sewing knowledge and this would be wonderful.

  27. Cherryl Reiterman says:

    I would keep this book right next to my measure and fitting area!

  28. Virginia gomez says:

    I would love to win this book, in Spain is very diffucult to find it

  29. Susan McInnes says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. I am a little on the shortish side and usually the feature piece has to be cut off or by the time you adjust to fit it has lost its beautiful line. I am an amateur.

  30. Ethel Hldreth says:

    I have been sewing my own clothes since I was in high school. I recently lost a considerable amount of weight and I am having a problem adjusting patterns to fit my new figure. this book would make adjusting patterns much easier.

  31. Diane Holsworth says:

    Wow, great book. I hope I win!

  32. Karn York says:

    I would love to have this book! The whole reason we make our own clothes is to get exactly what we want, including the perfect fit that is so hard to find in ready to wear. Sounds like this book could help me reach that goal.

  33. May Phillips says:

    Ooo! I always love finding a good new resource! This looks like a really wonderful book :)

  34. jamie Doman says:

    I could really use this!!!!! Pick me Pick me!!!!

  35. Connie Telfeyan says:

    as I get older my body shifts, my waist thickens or my hips widen or some other part of me moves to a different angle and I have to be always on alert especially when making a new outfit, I really need this book!

  36. bonnie says:

    Definitely need help in learning how to fit things before putting garments together. Having this book would really help!

  37. Lee in KS says:

    Getting clothes to fit is not a one-time adjustment. As time passes we can gain or lose weight or change shape. I have been adjusting my patterns since I started sewing my clothes in 1968. This book sounds like a useful addition to my reference shelf.

  38. Sharon Liptrot says:

    I woould love to learn how to fit clothes properly

  39. Karen Watkins says:

    I’d love to win this book. Having clothes that fit ME is why I sew!

  40. Marcie Fancey says:

    Would love to win this–fitting is something I could really use some help with.

  41. Cherie says:

    This sounds like a really good book. Something that would help me advance in my sewing.

  42. Nan M says:

    Would love this book. Just made a dress supposedly to my measurements. It fits like a tent.

  43. Brian Hinson says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed her Fast-Track Fitting classes on Craftsy! Looking forward to learning even more! :)

  44. kim says:

    I would love to win this book. I have a problem finding a pants pattern for my daughter due to her being shorter then average height size of 5’6″. She is currently wearing skirts and dresses but has requested that I make her some pants.

  45. Crystal Rios says:

    I rarely make clothes for myself anymore because I’m so far into the plus sizes and the bigger patterns never seem to A) be my style or B) fit well in the larger sizes. I think I’ll buy this book for myself if I don’t win it here.

    *adding to my Amazon Wishlist*

  46. Donna Bauer says:

    Would love to learn how to adjust garments! I stay away from clothing because it never fits right.

  47. Barbara Wessa says:

    Fitting is one of my hardest things to do. I do this on myself and it gets frustrating. Better measurements the first time would be a big help

  48. Chris Waechter says:

    I love furthering my knowledge in fitting garments. Never being that prefect size and now with the changing aging body my garments always need some extra fitting details.

  49. Jody says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! Getting back into sewing garments for my daughter who does not like, nor does she fit in, the current Junior clothes that reveal more than they should.

  50. Shawnna Southerland says:

    Thanks for offering this! I definitely need instruction on how to make adjustments to a pattern!