When making your own clothes, if you have a strong sense of ‘I never get it right’, it will typically fall into 4 areas:
1. Body shape: The sense that my ‘body shape’ is too difficult and I could never wear certain types of garments that would fit me well, like my bust or hip measurements are just not as they should be.
2. Competencies: The feeling that I am not good enough for clothing skills, I have tried everything available from short seminars, magazines, youtube videos, but still cannot work it out.
3. Style: The feeling that although I make simple styles, but ‘I can never see my more creative ideas come to life’ because it requires too much training and work.
4. Time: The feeling that being able to make clothes that fit well, requires a lot of time and effort. I could never find all this time to devote to it.
Why You Have this:
If you have some combination of these four, it is usually a result of relying on a perception and understanding of making clothes that is based on weak foundations and misconceptions on what makes a garment fit well and how you can reach your goal faster.
You have become accustomed to compromising for too long in the fit of a garment, that you have forgotten what good fit actually looks like.
Often one relies on pursuing skills and operations of sewing and making clothing that are detached from the basic principles of garment creation and body fit for real people.
By trying to build up your skills on weak foundations you end up becoming more frustrated and waisting more time and energy for simple pattern making tasks and sewing operations.
The Secret to making well fitting clothes
The key to truly making clothes that fit well is to stop resisting on applying new ideas and persistently staying with what you already know, but which has not worked for you.
Take this an indication that you need to try a different approach and open-mindedly allow a new method to take you by the hand, starting from the basics – from the beginning.
In this way you will save time by leaving behind you practices that have not served you and you will stop repeating the same mistakes and getting the same errors.
This is the true solution to making well fitting clothes, taking a step back and getting it right from the start.
The Pattern Making Course by Telestia
In the Pattern Making Course, you will learn how to make your own blocks and styles from scratch.
The block construction is described step-by-step, together with the principles that govern body anatomy for a good fit. These principles apply to any size or combination of measurements you may want to use. You will learn how to make blocks for the bodice, sleeve, dress, skirt and trousers.
You will be able to make your Basic Bodice Block in 15 mins’.
As a second stage you will work through a collection of styles of different garment parts that will help you understand the principles of block manipulation for the creation of a well balanced garment style.
You will work through a collection of more than 95 styles of:
Blouses, Dresses, Jackets & Coats, Skirts and Trousers.
Support: One of our Tutors will be responsible for you as your online Tutor and you can communicate with your Tutor and ask questions about the course.
Here is the link to start your journey into beautiful, well fitting clothes, with a simple process that is a joyful and brings results:
Pattern Making eTelestia – Online Course
That is how we have trained thousands of others, and we hope to get to support you to make beautiful garments too.
Clothing technologist & creative educator