Date: Wednesay, September 23rd, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm

3-hour session by Leslie Berky Ashcraft - $50 with a $25 deposit payable in advance.

Class size limited to 6

Are you tired of buying pattern after pattern, searching for “the one” that actually fits? Or, have you stopped sewing for yourself entirely because your garments gap open at the center front or hang like muumuus? This fitting class has been created exclusively to help women identify what has changed about their maturing female forms and how those changes are reflected in the fit of their garments. (For this session, we will concentrate mainly on the female form from the waist up.) After this class, you will know what has been causing your fitting disasters and what pattern alterations are necessary to prevent any more.

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors and cloth tape measure.

4 yards of 45” or 60”white muslin fabric, an indelible sharpie marker, a quilter’s straightedge and a jacket pattern of your choice. (Be realistic about your size; alterations are easier if you’re somewhat close. Keep in mind that for purposes of creating a well-fitting, structured jacket, darting and princess lines are your friends!)

With the help of the teacher, you will recognize your figure challenges, alter your jacket pattern accordingly and begin preparing a jacket muslin.

NOTE: If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687.

Contact Leslie ( to sign up.