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Pattern Alteration with Lorraine Henry-Master Fitter

March 10 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lorraine Henry Patterns Class

Class is Full – Registration is Closed

Title: Seams Easy: Effective Fitting and Pattern Alteration

This presentation might just delight your senses! Master Fitter Lorraine Henry will present some
very enlightening insights into looking at figures, evaluating what changes should be made and
the best way to alter the pattern to meet individual needs. The first part will focus on fitting
adjustments for busts and arms. Learn about often overlooked measurements, how and where to
take them and how to use them on your patterns. Then practice patterns will be put in your hands
and you will do alterations on them using the newest seam method of pattern alterations. You
will learn how doing alterations in a specific order will have the best outcome for a really good
fit. The length before width rule and how to apply it! Then our last presentation will be on pants!
How to look at and measure for specific curves and how to make pattern adjustments in both
measurements and the shape changes that may be needed in the pattern itself! Please bring small
scissors, “Scotch” tape, pencil, small ruler and a big smile!

When – Sunday March 10, 2024 1pm-5pm

Where – Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance 3420 W. Hospital Ave suite 103 Chamblee, Ga

Cost – $45 for ASG members, $55 for non-members

Maximum 15 students

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About Lorraine Henry

Lorraine is a specialist in sewing, fitting and pattern alteration for Conselle Institute of Image Management. She has been an avid sewer since age 6 when she started making hand sewn doll clothes. Her friends loved to play dolls with her as she had more clothes than anyone. At age 10 experience with a real sewing machine began through the 4H program. With 8 years of clothing construction through 4H and high school Home Ec. Classes, she had a firm foundation in all aspects of clothing construction.

With a B.S degree in Clothing and Textiles she has been a university instructor and has taught classes nationally and internationally at sewing related shows. Teaching newest method of pattern alteration and fit is her favorite thing to do. She is the creator of the Two Easy Measuring tape set with an instruction booklet which has been an aid for achieving a good fit for fashion sewers throughout the world. She has also written articles on pattern alteration for Sew News Magazine. With 40+ years of experience as a custom dressmaker/tailor and teacher, she has a wealth of knowledge to share with you about sewing and fit.


March 10
1:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3420 W. Hospital Ave., Suite 103
Chamblee, GA 30341 United States
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Registration closes:
March 3
Cancellation/refund policy:
Cancelled by Feb 26 for a full refund. After Feb 26, partial or full refunds may be provided if replacement students are found. If ASG cancels the class, full refunds will be provided.

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