REGISTER: Fit & Sew Custom Jeans (Jan 2024)

Sewing Workshop: Fit, Sew & Design with Knits


Knits for Real People

Knits are everywhere today, from casual to formal wear – nothing is off limits.  They are quick and easy to sew and fabulous to wear.  Learn the latest fitting and sewing techniques for knits and try your hand at design!

In this 4 day workshop you will create 2 garments:

  • Utilize the basic T-shirt pattern, learn to fit and sew a basic t-shirt (tank or dress).
  • Using your customized basic, let your imagination run wild and create something new – modify the neckline or sleeves, colour block, make a woven shell, turn it into a jacket.
  • Leave the workshop understanding how to:
    • Select your correct size
    • Master the Palmer/Pletsch FIT process (as it pertains to the bodice)
    • Understand the fit differences between woven and knits
    • Learn sewing techniques & supplies relevant to knits
    • Make basic design changes

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Cost:   $390 + GST (includes pattern) 

Skill Level:  Basic sewing experience required.

Please note this is a 26 hour workshop held over 4 days.  

Dates:   Mar 9,16,22,23  2024    9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.  

Location:   Calgary, AB


2 Responses

Chris Z
Chris Z

February 13, 2022

The Fit and Sew Knit workshop was just what I was looking for and gave me comprehensive information I needed to understand how to alter a pattern to get a better fit for my body measurements. I have been frustrated with the fit of garments I’ve been sewing for awhile. Despite making tweaks to a pattern I wasn’t happy with how they fit my body — either the shoulders were not wide enough or the back was too tight, etc, etc.. I now have a custom fit T-shirt and pattern that I can use as a template to design new styles. The Knits for Real People book, received with the workshop, is a valuable resource packed with easy to follow techniques, illustrations and tips. I highly recommend the workshop to sewers who want a better fit garment and sew with knit fabrics. Janice’s guidance and knowledge made the class fun and easy to learn.

Cheryl Sutherland
Cheryl Sutherland

February 10, 2022

This was my first class with Janice. I am so glad I took this class as I have always had trouble with RTW fitting me properly. I have sewed for years and now patterns do not fit me and it was exhausting trying to find the fit for ME. Janice explained the tissue-fitting method and showed me the various changes needed for the perfect fit for ME.
I have now made two t-shirts that look good and address my particular body measurements. And, now I am learning how to make changes to this template to make other garments.
Thank you Janice

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