Make easy adjustments that accommodate common body changes 

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Discover Louise Cutting's no-nonsense techniques for adjusting patterns to fit all kinds of body shapes and shifts.  

Over time, bodies change. Trim areas, for example, gradually protrude, and fuller areas show the effects of gravity. The upper back and shoulders might become rounded. Look around, and you'll see that these changes happen to just about everyone.  

Follow Louise's guidance to diagnose poor fit due to figure changes and learn her specific and ingenious fitting solutions.  

How to Fit a Changing Figure offers you:
  • Nearly 3 hours of course content, plus bonus worksheets and articles

  • More than 50 solutions, tips, and techniques

  • Fixes for top, skirt, or pants patterns 

Discover expert remedies for common fitting issues:
  • Eliminate neckline and armhole gaps

  • Shift shoulder seams forward

  • Make easy bust adjustments

Learn to create room where needed:
  • Fit a full tummy

  • Expand at the hip, thigh, or calf

  • Increase body space without changing pattern size

Meet the Instructor

Louise Cutting is a Threads magazine contributing editor emerita, and was named to the American Sewing Guild's Sewing Hall of Fame in 2014. She is known for the style and artistic flair of the Cutting Line Designspatterns she creates, the fabrics she sells and uses, and the details she teaches. Her clear and open approach to fitting, construction, and design, makes it easy for sewing enthusiasts to follow along and achieve proficiency. 

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