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Master Garment Fitting: Sew a Flattering Darted Shirtdress with Butterick B6843

Level Up Your Sewing! Take control of fit with this 2-day intensive workshop focused on fitting a darted shirtdress using the popular Butterick B6843 pattern. Whether you're a beginner yearning for a custom-fit garment or an intermediate sewist seeking to elevate your tailoring skills, this class is for you!

Day 1: Demystifying Fit

  • Learn the art of tissue fitting - a foundational technique for achieving a perfect fit on any garment.
  • Master the techniques for fitting a basic darted bodice, sleeves, and skirt, using the Butterick B6843 pattern as your guide.
  • Gain valuable insight into body proportions and how to adjust the pattern for a flattering silhouette.

Day 2: Fabric Fit Finesse

  • Apply your newfound skills by fitting the dress pattern directly onto your chosen fabric.
  • Receive expert guidance on achieving optimal fit with your chosen material.
  • Explore professional finishing techniques for collars, plackets, and cuffs - perfect for completing your masterpiece at home.

Please click this link to review and complete our Class Policies and Waiver form prior to class. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Elizabeth Bryant
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Vana Bryant is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fitting Instructor. She teaches in-person classes in Southern California, and virtual classes internationally through the magic of Zoom. She has been sewing for over 50 years, and has specialized in garment fitting and couture construction for over two decades. She has studied couture sewing under Susan Khalje and is the founding leader of the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter's Couture Group. You can reach her through her website,

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