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Jacket Fitting Techniques with Pam Howard on Craftsy (Online Sewing Class)
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Posted by: katskinner
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Posted on: 1/8/14 2:49 AM
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A complete review can be found on my website, including a detailed synopsis of what each lesson covers. The full review is a bit too long to include here.

Overall Jacket Fitting Techniques has a lot to teach, but I also find it surprising that after watching the steps most of them feel almost like common sense. I do a fair bit of custom fitting however, so perhaps I am just speaking from experience.

One thing that I love about Pam's teaching style is that even a beginner can follow along without too much trouble; understanding each step and adjusting to suit them. She speaks in a clear and calm manner that takes away any frustrations and instead makes the whole process such a nice, simple and calming hobby. After all hobbies should be exciting, and no one wants to be frustrated and angry with them.

If you are an intermediate sewer and just starting to learn how to custom fit and alter your own clothing, this is a great class for you to start with. The complexity of adjusting the pattern to a princess seam jacket, as well as dealing with all those panels and pattern pieces, is a great way to earn you confidence for your own self-guided projects. The content isn't dumbed down for you to achieve success but struggle on your own, rather it is designed in such a way that you can take those new skills and apply them else where - even if it's not a jacket that you are fitting.

For expert sewers I think it depends on how confident you are at custom fitting and alterations. The class is easy to follow along if you are after the pointers, and honestly who will object to a perfectly fitting - and flattering - jacket? You can it as a sloper and adjust to design your own jackets or coats.
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Fran G said...
Thanks for the review..very helpful.
1/9/14 8:49 AM
NJcowgirl said...
Thank you. I've been wondering about this class. Appreciate your comments.
1/9/14 10:11 AM
Oh2Sew2 said...
Thanks for taking the time to share your insight, I appreciate it!
1/9/14 5:35 PM

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