Pants Fitting Perfection Retreat Recap

What a great week we had at Designer Joi’s Pants Fitting Retreat!


Students learned how to scale a pattern to fit their body, created a fitting muslin, Joi did fitting and polishing along with teaching why you can’t get a great fit in pants without scaling the pattern first and then muslin fitting. This was illustrated by several of the attendees with their unique body dynamics. For example, one student has a bend in the back of one leg causing the entire leg pattern to shift toward the middle. Joi illustrated how you would never get a great fit even by fitting a pre-sewn fitting test pant without first addressing the body scale and proportion on the pattern.


Another feature of this class was how to fit a template for the contour and custom curve of the crotch and rise area of pants.  A common response throughout the week was “no wonder you can’t just buy pants that fit”.  Upon completion of their newly scaled pants, students learned how to design various styles with their pattern, shared a group buy on Designer Joi’s Favorite pant fabric, and ended the retreat with a quick bodice fitting demo and how Joi’s process for fitting patterns works on any pattern and any body


If you missed out, Joi will be offering a Fall Pants Retreat. More info will be placed on the website class listing mid Spring. Space is limited so register early. Behind the scenes, all guests stayed at the Linda Sue Manor and had a great time socializing after class. This made for an all-around wonderful sewing retreat time.


Most guests are members of Designer Joi’s Perfect Pattern and Fit Club so they will have continued live weekly learning from Joi through her Live online lessons where even more pants content will be covered in the future. To speak to these students live and learn from Designer Joi you should consider joining Designer Joi’s Perfect Pattern and Fit Club on the Facebook Platform. This is a paid private club.


To join register on the website and then request access to the club online. You truly don’t want to miss out and this is one of the best sewing clubs online backed by solid skills and over 25 years of knowledge and application fitting and sewing for real bodies in a professional setting.

Guest Quote:

“I had an excellent time and learned so much! You have a wealth of knowledge and you share it so willingly. You are an excellent teacher and I believe that because you are so passionate about fitting and sewing it translates into being such a wonderful learning experience. Thanks so much Joi. You are a tremendous blessing to so many people. I can’t wait to sew my pants.” M. D. Michigan

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