October 15, 2016
The chapter hosted its annual special event at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny with 50 participants learning "to fit in a whole new way" during an interactive fit workshop.
Based on Joi’s popular CRAFTSY online classes Fast Track Fitting and Fast Track Fitting: In the Details, her book Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions, her blog (Designer Joi’s Perfect Fit Blog) as well as over 25 years of fitting thousands of people; everyone learned contemporary fitting techniques that address your body shape before sewing a single stitch. Garment sewers often wonder why their garments do not fit, one simple reason is that bust, waist and hip measurements are not enough.
Joi walked through the steps to:
Everyone created their own half-size bodice pattern customized to their measurements and learned about sleeve fitting as well as a brief overview of pants measurements and patterns. Participants also had their individual fit questions answered.
An information-packed day with numerous takeaways.