Fabulous Fit & Fashion
Don’t let this happen to you: Women quit fashion sewing because they’re still using the old slash method of alteration on uneven amounts of change. It doesn’t work. Break through the “looking glass self” and improve your own body image, self image, and self esteem! Regarding figure evaluation, measuring, fitting, alteration and fine-tune fitting, Conselle brings you principle-based concepts, practical strategies, and proven applications that are simple to learn, fast, and easy to apply. It’s an amazing educational experience you cannot get anywhere else. Start fashion sewing again and experience the joy of wearing what fits you!
We cut to fit on the first fitting! We know where to position your measured amounts of length and width on both sides of your body. We know how to alter from pivot points on skirts, pants, and bodice shell. no tissue-fitting, no pin-fitting needed. We teach you how to make the adjustments to your pattern before cutting your expensive fashion fabric.
Spend high-value, personalized time with Master Fitters Judith Rasband, Lorraine Henry, and Carol Steinbrecher. Each brings her own unique area of interest and expertise to your fitting experience. They gently guide you through the process of figure evaluation, directional measuring according to the incredible new measurement code, pattern alteration by the revolutionary new seam method, fitting analysis, and adjustment. To expand your knowledge, plan to watch others being fitted.
Determined according to your pre-selected number of participants (1-6), with high value set of handouts per person.
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Day 1 – Welcome! Fearless Figure Evaluation & Measurement Method of Fitting:
A fabulous fit begins with an accurate knowledge of your figure. Experience a “fearless figure evaluation” with the experts. Knowing your own figure variations and figure type, or combination of types, helps you select fashion styles that look terrific and may need little or no alteration. Discover the advantages of “Quick Fit,” “Smart Fit,” and “Alternative Fit” fashion styles for your figure. See how your figure measures up. With Measuring Made Easy, you will get quick, accurate measurements using the innovative and essential Two-Easy™ Measuring Tape. Working in teams, we will measure your shoulders, chest, back, bust, midriff, waist and arms, preparing you to work with custom fit in the bodice. We will measure your waist, hips, abdomen, buttocks, crotch curve, and legs, preparing you to work with skirts and pants. Based on your figure eval and your measurements, you will learn to alter your pattern according to your particular needs.
Day 2 – Directional Measuring on the Pattern and Alteration by the Seam Method:
Surprise, we’ve cracked the “measurement code!” Watch a concise demonstration showing you how to use the code with “directional measuring,” an innovative sequence that tells you exactly where to make adjustments in the pattern. It’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you thought it was so hard to begin with! Watch an amazing and detailed demonstration of the revolutionary seam method of alteration that eliminates distortion in your basic and fashion patterns. (This is NOT what your grandmother learned.) Nurture the child within as you play with the seam method using efficient and effective half-scale practice patterns.
Day 3 – Skirt:
Working with the experts, directionally measure your basic skirt pattern beginning with the hip joint level. Practice with half-scale patterns on lower torso alterations. Learn how alterations on basic patterns relate to altering fashion patterns. Then alter your skirt pattern as needed, using the seam method. Cut your skirt to fit. Stitch and fine-tune the fit according to speed-fitting guidelines.
Day 4 – Pants Working with the experts, directionally measure your basic pant pattern beginning with the inseam. Practice with half-scale patterns on lower torso pant alterations. Adjusting after each measurement takes the mystery out of where changes need to be made. With the experts in the lead, learn step-by-step how to use the very clever flexible curve measurement tool to perfect the shape of the pants crotch curve. Alter your pants pattern accordingly. Cut your pants to fit. Stitch pants and fine-tune the fit according to speed-fitting guidelines.
Day 5 – Bodice Shell:
Working with the experts, directionally measure your basic bodice shell pattern beginning with side seam. Practice with half-scale patterns on upper torso bodice alterations. You’ll notice improvements in your understanding and ability with the “Two-Easy™ Measuring Tape” and directional measuring. Then alter your bodice pattern as needed, using the seam method. Cut your bodice shell to fit. Stitch and fine-tune the fit according to speed-fitting guidelines. You’ll be delighted by your improvements in “reading” fitting wrinkles as clues in achieving a truly fabulous fit!
Day 6 – Bodice Sleeve and How to Use a Sloper:
Working with the experts, directionally measure your basic sleeve pattern. Then alter your sleeve pattern as needed, using the seam method. Cut your sleeve to fit. Stitch and fine-tune the fit. Enjoy a fabulous mountain setting for a Celebration Luncheon at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. Conclude your personal fit experience by learning how to use your personalized patterns as slopers to apply your alterations to any fashion pattern you choose. Experience the joy of a Fabulous Fit.
Retreat participants will stay in the delightful Marriott Residence Inn, Provo, Utah. It is clean and spacious, with an exercise room and swimming pool. Special Discounted Contract Rates for Single room or Double with shared expense. Our host hotel provides a grab and go breakfast. One evening we will all go out together as a group at a restaurant with social distancing. It’s a great way to end the day.
• Related travel, hotel, and remaining restaurant expenses are NOT included in the Retreat tuition. Upon receipt of your registration, Conselle will send you all necessary information for your Fabulous Fit and Fashion Retreat including a list of “What To Bring.”
• As soon as you book your travel arrangements, Conselle will make your hotel reservations and send you a confirmation number.
• If you must cancel your reservation prior to 30 days before the retreat, notify Conselle by phone and follow up in writing within five days to receive a refund, minus a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after 30 days before the event. You may send another person in your place or the registration fee is transferable to a future session.
• Conselle reserves the right to cancel any Retreat session with at least 15 days notice if extenuating circumstances demand, with registration fee transferable to another session.
Special Booking Option: Let us hold a Retreat in your location, and you choose the dates (subject to availability). Recruit 5 additional Retreat participants, secure a Retreat location, a home or other affordable location (at your expense), and we’ll come to you. We ask that you cover travel and accommodation expenses for Lorraine and Judith. We’ll even stay in one of your homes, if you’ll have us. Much less expensive than each participant paying their own travel and hotel expenses. Call Judith for further details, 801-224-1207.