QUESTION: I don’t wear shoulder pads or breast pads, why should I use them for measuring? Won’t the garment then not fit me correctly? When you address body contours and “fill in the gaps” with styling tools such as padding you are actually providing a consistent surface for your garments to rest on. As a…
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, Baby Lock spokes designer 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 24 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 I don’t read fit books and re-teach outdated fit methods (the reason a majority of sewers are still seeking the perfect fit), instead I teach what really works for the individual body-based experience and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.