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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Know when to fold 'em ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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looking for a fitting class near Moscow, ID
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Date: 11/26/12 0:51 AM

OK, enough banging my head against a wall! My tiny frame and huge boobs (thanks, kid) have defeated me. I have come as far as I'm going to with books, classes, and PR... I need someone to tell me what adjustments I need and show me how to do them - on ME. It's time to find a real-life teacher.

Anyone know of a class/teacher near Moscow/Lewiston ID or Pullman/Clarkston, WA? I might even be able to attend a 1-day class in Spokane.
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Date: 11/26/12 7:38 AM

Have you checked the colleges in the area, both community and 4 year. If they don't have classes, they might have info as to workshops and such offered. Also, ASG chapters in the area.

Also try the senior centers in the area...they might not have classes, but probably have a sewing group that may have someone able/willing to take students.

Good luck!

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Date: 11/26/12 10:04 PM

Have you checked the college?? There might be a Home Ec/Theatrical design area where you might be able to get some help. I know there is a quilt shop in Lewiston (which wasn't open at the time), someone there might know who sews clothes. If nothing else, The Grange is a great local restaurant!

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Date: 11/26/12 10:41 PM

Check any of the local shops that sell machines and have fabric, classes etc.

The woman that owns one of the local shops that I go to will do one on one fitting help. You may be able to find something like that or they may be able to direct you to someone that does.

You can also look for someone that does custom sewing and alterations. Explain what you want and they may help.

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Date: 11/27/12 5:22 AM

Hi IdahoDogs,
Is there a bridal shop nearby? They know how to fit people, and might help you.
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Date: 11/27/12 8:23 AM

i don't necessarily have the same fitting problems you have but....i have done this: i buy something that really fits me well. you may already have something in your closet. make a pattern from this. you can either take it apart or lay it down on top of some tracing paper. stick pins in along the seam lines. pick up the clothing, match the dots!

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Date: 11/27/12 12:32 PM

Idahodogs,

You might try contacting Mari Jean, she works at Becky's Fabrics & Bernina in Lewiston. I know she teaches classes, quilting and garment sewing. She might be willing to do some custom fitting or private classes.

Hope that helps and good luck.

Renee'
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Date: 11/27/12 3:49 PM

Go to the library and borrow a book on drafting your own patterns. You'll be surprised how easy it is and you'll end up with garments that actually fit. The sloper you create can be used to see how out of whack the patterns you bought are.

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Date: 11/27/12 4:41 PM

local sewing guild ?

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Date: 11/28/12 3:31 PM

If you can manage the trip to Portland OR, Palmer/Pletsch have their home base their and offer fitting workshops. It does get expensive, though, with tuition, hotel, food, travel.

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