Fashion Patterns by Coni : The Art of Proper Fit

Proper Fit by Connie Crawford
  • Cart: 0 items

Connie's Webinars

Webinars by Connie
 
Tailoring Jackets
Tailoring a Woman's Jacket

Lined jackets are more comfortable, easier to wear and will last much longer. Learn how to build shape and support into the jacket with tailoring methods from the garment industry to achieve professional results.

Discover how to adjust the lining pieces to fit correctly and the easiest method to insert a lining by machine with no hand sewing. Insert a sleeve with no puckers; add a welt pocket quick and easy. With these industry shortcuts you will be able to construct a lined jacket in one day.

This webinar gives many sewing techniques that are used in the sample rooms of the garment industry. Learning this sewing information for tailored jackets helps one create professionally finished jackets and coats.

This webinar takes you through cutting, sewing, and finishing the garment in a logical and professional manner.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Learn the industry guide to sewing a tailored jacket.
  • Learn how to create a variety of jacket shapes.
  • Understand the terminology for the jacket silhouettes, the various neckline details and the jacket sleeves.
  • Learn to sew a two-piece sleeve.
  • Learn to sew a Lined Tailored Jacket with a Notched Collar using the "bagging" method that is used in the garment industry for women's jackets.
  • Learn to use the appropriate linings for tailored jackets.
  • Learn to use the appropriate interlining and interfacings for a tailored jacket.
  • Learn the formula for preparing a jacket pattern with lining.
  • Learn the formula for preparing a lining pattern for a tailored jacket.
  • Learn the proper method of attaching a shoulder pad into a tailored jacket.
  • Discover efficient cutting and block fusing along with fail proof methods for working with slippery fabrics, such as lining and silk.
  • Learn how to crimp (ease stitch) and gather fabric with simple techniques used in the fashion industry at the same time creating smooth sleeve caps and princess fullness.
This webinar is hosted by Craft U (craftonlineuniversity).
Please click here to purchase and watch the webinar.
 
Sewing Tricks of the Trade
Sewing Tricks of the Trade

Have you ever sat down to sew a garment and were not sure where to begin? Which comes first—the zipper or the side seams; the darts or the pockets? And does it even matter? Years in the fashion industry have taught Connie Crawford many "tricks of the trade," resulting in important lessons she has learned in creating garments professionally.

Have you always wanted to sew in a logical manner resulting in a professional looking garment?

Learn to make garments that have a professional finish using the easiest method possible.

This "Sewing Tricks of the Trade" webinar gives the customer many sewing techniques that are used in the sample rooms of the garment industry. Learning this sewing information helps one create professionally finished garments. This information takes you through cutting, sewing, and finishing the garment in a logical and professional manner. This webinar is intended for designers, sewers, and patternmakers, from beginning to advanced level, who are starting or building their own design line to personal clothing.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Learn the industry guide to sewing order. Fashion industry pros follow a very logical sewing order that enables the garment's complete front and back to lie flat as long as possible, giving a finished professional finish. This makes the garment easier to manipulate in the machine and simplifies the sewing process.
  • Learn the interfacings that the fashion industry uses to make a professionally looking garment.
  • Discover efficient cutting, block fusing and notching techniques, along with fail proof methods for working with slippery fabrics, knits, or fabrics with pile.
  • Learn how to crimp (ease stitch) and gather fabric with simple techniques used in the fashion industry at the same time creating smooth sleeve caps, princess fullness, and gathered pieces such as skirts and sleeves.
  • Sewing and pattern techniques are shown to make fast, easy and professional shirt and hidden plackets.
  • Discover which is the best foot for sewing zippers, and, at the same time, learn to sew lap and mock fly zippers easily, professionally and accurately.
  • Perfect topstitching.
  • Sew darts easily.
This webinar is hosted by Craft U (craftonlineuniversity).
Please click here to purchase and watch the webinar.
 
Grading Webinar
Pattern Grading: Go Up or Down for a Perfect Fit

This webinar will help guide the professional or home consumer to understand a bit more about making a pattern larger or smaller. Grading is the proportionate increase or decrease from one size to the next. This webinar will give you the skills necessary for grading a pattern larger (UP) or smaller (DOWN).

Whether you wish to grade a single-size or a multi-size pattern, you need to understand the principles by which patterns are graded, as well as the method of hand grading. This could be for the purpose of using a vintage pattern that's not in the size needed, or any other reason you may need to size a pattern for personal use, especially if we have lost weight or grained weight. Knowing how to grade patterns by hand is an essential skill for any patternmaker, whether professional or home sewer.

It isn't simply a matter of expanding a pattern at its side seams until its circumference matches the needed measurements. The increase or decrease must be distributed throughout the pattern to maintain accurate proportions. Once you've grasped the basics, you will be able to resize any pattern by as many sizes as you wish; you can grade consecutive sizes individually or grade by multiples in one step.

*Note, this grading method only changes pattern size—it does not alter the fit, especially a bust dart size to make the pattern fit better over a larger bust.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The different amounts for grading
  • Figure the breakdowns for a 2-inch grade
  • How to set up the pattern pieces to grade
  • The basic grading procedures for a front & back bodice
  • Grading process for sleeves
  • Grading process for different style variations, such as princess seams, knits, plus sizes, men's wear and children's
This webinar is hosted by Craft U (craftonlineuniversity).
Please click here to purchase and watch the webinar.