The Art of Fitting-In the Thick of It

Carrie writes from Peggy Sagers’ Fit Training Workshop-
(Read “The Art of Fitting-Before” blogpost first to get the full scoop.)

Here are my thoughts from day 2 of training.

Learning fit is not for the faint of heart!

The last two days of fitting classes have been exhausting. By the time we wrap for the day my brain hurts – it’s so full of information it feels like it might start oozing out!
Thursday we started off with an easy lesson, fitting tee shirts. Today, Friday, we took the full day fitting blouses, which was really a lesson on darts and armhole adjustments. The basic format of each session is to start with Q&A from the previous day or session, then we jump into fitting muslins on a partner. We have a large class of twenty ladies. That does affect the flow of the class and the information covered each day, but Peggy is dedicated to ensure each muslin is reviewed by her. However, the practice fitting other ladies is invaluable! Each evening I’ve worked on transferring the adjustments which have been pinned into my garment on to the pattern.

At times I question if I’m really “getting it”, but I’m beginning to understand fit is learned by repetition. The first time you make the right adjustment it almost feels like an accident- did I really know what I was doing? But after seeing it, hearing it, and doing it all day it does begin to imprint itself in your brain.
The class is a mix of ladies who want to teach fitting, those who just want to have muslins fit for them, and a few ladies who just enjoy classes with Peggy ; )

For now I’m signing off, it’s been a long, busy day!

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