Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle TV Show by Nancy ZiemanHave you purchased or sewn a garment that doesn’t fit? Likely the answer is yes. Well, we can’t have that happen! So, in this featured Sewing With Nancy episode, Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, Nancy shares that fitting patterns don’t need to be puzzling. Learning to fit sewing patterns is definitely a sewing necessity, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. 

Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle Part Two as seen on the Sewing With Nancy Television Show.

The common sense approach that she prefers takes the mystery out of the pattern-fitting puzzle. In Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, we’ll continue where we left off after part one, and show you additional fitting tips. By the end of this program, you’ll have the confidence you need to fit and then sew patterns with ease.

Nancy shares her Sleeve Fitting Changes, including measuring and altering sleeve width and length.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.Then, she covers Shoulder Fitting Changes, including narrow shoulders, sloping shoulders, and square shoulders. 

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Next, move on to Back Fitting Changes—including swayback and rounded back. 

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.Finally, finish up Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Two, with Skirt Fitting Changes including waistline and hipline. 

Nancy Zieman shows how to fit a sewing pattern in Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, as seen on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show on PBS.

Check out last week’s post on Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part Onewhere Nancy covered the pattern fitting basics; bust, waist, and hip adjustments, along with the Right Size Measurement Fitting Chart (below).Nancy Zieman's Right Size Measurement Pattern Fitting Chart

Nancy Zieman's Right Size Measurement Pattern Fitting Chart

You’ll find all of Nancy’s pattern fitting techniques in her book, Confident Sewing Collection.

Confident Sewing Collection by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Bonus: You can practice these skills using mini-pattern pieces, which you can download for free.

Princess Seams Mini Pattern Pieces by Nancy Zieman

Watch Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle, Part One and Part Two, on Sewing With Nancy online. 


Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle DVD by Nancy Zieman of TV's Sewing With Nancy PBS Show

For a chance to win a Solving the Pattern Fitting Puzzle DVD from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below sharing your pattern fitting puzzler.

Happy Sewing,

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