Studying a designer garment is a rewarding experience for those who love to learn how clothing is created. The results might include mastering a new technique and elevating our sewing to new levels. For me as a designer, the idea of replicating an inspirational design isn’t to make an exact copy.
My name is Joi Mahon aka Designer Joi®. I am a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC, author of Create the Perfect Fit and Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop, McCall Licensed Pattern Designer, Craftsy instructor, clothing patent owner, past Baby Lock Spokes Designer, current BERNINA Industry Alliance member, and creator of the Perfect Fit Blog.
My goal with this blog is to convey REAL sewing and fitting solutions to my students while having fun along the way. I have a degree in Fashion Design, but my fitting advice stems from my God-given talent which I am thankful for every day and over 30 years fitting real people in a business not hobby setting. I don’t read fit books and re-teach outdated fit methods (the reason a majority of sewers are still seeking the perfect fit), instead I teach what really works for the individual body-based experience and real life.
Fit should not be hard or made to appear difficult. I want everyone to receive the satisfaction I have in their own personal sewing.