Sure Fit Designs

Pattern Fitting - The Dress Bodice and Pants

Achieve excellent-fitting patterns in this pattern fitting workshop, using the Sure-Fit Designs™ pattern system. You will draft your own personal pattern, your body blueprint (sloper), based on your unique measurements thus achieving an excellent fitting pattern.

This innovative pattern drafting and fitting system allows you to easily make a single set of blueprint patterns that is uniquely yours. From this pattern you can launch your own well-fitted wardrobe! The workshop will include design tips and techniques to set you free to take control of your own individual style.

Your reward? Using the versatile Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Kit, you will have the foundation for the most basic items in your closet: skirts, dresses, tops, blouses and jackets. Your patternmaking will be easy and fun because Sure-Fit Designs™ took all the technical, math-y chores out of your work and provided an easy process and ingenious tools to help you achieve your desired wardrobe.

Erica Doyle has been certified and authorized to teach hands-on pattern fitting and design classes to our students using the Sure-Fit Designs™ system of pattern fitting and sewing.

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This Class Is For You If...

  • You want to achieve better-fitting clothes.

  • You dread shopping trips because nothing ever fits.

  • Your weight and size tend to fluctuate, and you need something that fits you right now.

  • You have your own distinctive style. Ready-to-wear generally doesn’t suit your taste, and you want to create your own look.

  • You need another set of eyes and hands to assist, even if you know some basic fitting.



Sure-Fit Designs Workshop Schedule 2021

Dress Kit (Body Blue-print)

July 1, 2, 8, and 9  9-1pm

October 25, 26, 28, and 29 2-6pm

This class requires the Sure-Fit Designs Pant Pattern, Design Stylus, and vellum (not included in the tuition, but is available at The Sewin'Asylum).
Class Fee $199

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Pants Fitting

Learn how to achieve your best fit using the Sure-Fit Designs™ Pants Kit
Stride with grace and confidence, anywhere you go, in great looking, well-fitting pants from Sure-Fit Designs™.
How it works:
You will be measured properly and your unique measurements are applied to the Sure-Fit Designs™ Master Patterns.  The resulting pattern accurately reflects your body shape and circumferences resulting in a personalized fit.

Apply 5 individual measurements to the distinctive Sure-Fit Designs™ Pants Master Patterns and achieve an exclusive fit matched only by the stimulating style and fashion of your new pants. The Sure-Fit Designs™ Pants Pattern Kit consists of the Master Patterns, Pants Kit Instruction Book and techniques to achieve your personalized custom pattern. With hip sizes ranging from 28" to 62" (71 -157.5 cm), it will accommodate all types of shapes, from straight to heart-shaped (apple) to diamond-shaped (pear) hips. Flat derrieres and asymmetrical body types all are an easy fit for the Sure-Fit Designs™ Pants Kit.
Our workshops are 3 consecutive days where you'll learn how to draw out your pattern and then we'll stitch up your pants.  You'll also learn how to use your master pattern to adjust your other commercial patterns to fit you.  Class size is limited.  This class requires the Sure-Fit Designs Pant Pattern, Design Stylus, and vellum (not included in the tuition, but is available at The Sewin'Asylum).
Class Fee $199

September 28, 29, 30 12-5pm

Continuing Education -This is a workshop for our students who have completed Sure-Fit Designs Training.  This session meets on the third Monday of the month from 5-7pm.  Enroll here