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  • Elizabeth Baron-Kuhn

    01.07.2016 at 19:33

    I just have to share— I have been sewing, and reading about sewing for almost 50 years. I sew my professional wardrobe (I am an OB GYN!) 2 and a half years ago, I was treated for breast cancer– surgery, chemo, and radiation. It took my energy, and changed my shape. So, no energy to sew, and no desire to because I knew nothing would fit well.
    I bought Designer Joi’s fit book and read it and understood it– mostly.
    I spent several hours fitting my Vogue sloper patterns and then procrastinated on making a muslin— I was so afraid of another waste of my time, and the resultant disappointment. Finally, I cut it out, sewed it up, and tried it on.
    The darn thing is so close to my body that I want to fiber fill it and use it as a dress form—!!!
    It is not perfect, I did not measure my shoulder length on the paper so the muslin shoulder is too wide, the neckline is a touch too big, BUT: seriously, I really could stuff this muslin and use it as a dress form it is so accurate.
    I have done P&P’s methods, etc. No one has such a well thought out and well explained method. I say, take the time, read it twice if needed and use it. You will be so happy with the results! Betty

    • joi

      10.07.2016 at 23:21

      Thank you so very much for your testimony! Fitting has to be relevant to bodies of today and it also has to replicate the final product. So the fitting muslin is key. It is much faster. Sure the first time or so you will spend a little more time working on the process, but boy once you grasp it your sewing will become more efficient! I am so happy for you. Be watching for a big class announcement I will be offering this fall. Stay tuned!

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