Today I’m excited to introduce a new book to you all, Create the Perfect Fit by my friend, Joi Mahon! I met Joi several years ago when we were both 1st time teachers at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion. I was teaching children’s garment construction and Joi was teaching an incredible draping class. Everyone who took Joi’s class raved about it and everything in her classroom looked straight out of Project Runway (I’m pretty sure if she were on that show, she would win)………she is the real deal. Anyway, fast forward and now Joi has released her first book and several printed patterns with the McCall’s Pattern Company. I’m so thrilled for her and I wanted to share a little bit about her book and giveaway an autographed copy to one of you!
I don’t sew very many clothes for myself. Why? Well, I’m pretty busy sewing for my own little ones and I also feel like I don’t want to spend the time making something for myself that won’t end up fitting anyway. The only clothing I’ve sewn for myself is my Washi Dress because I knew that all I had to figure out was the fit for my bust and the rest would fit. But I can’t imagine trying to sew something like pants, a jacket or something with a fitted waist. But ‘Create the Perfect Fit‘ solves all of these problems. Joi’s down-to-earth approach to fitting real women’s bodies makes me feel like I could tackle all of these things.
Measuring is key to fit. If you don’t have your appropriate measurements, your garment is certainly not going to fit. However, if you have your exact measurements, ‘Create the Perfect Fit‘ will show you how to create a garment that actually fits. No more sewing something for hours and hours, only to end up throwing it in the trash. I know many women have dreamed of taking a true fitting class, but honestly, this book offers you so much information that it’s like having Joi give you a private fit lesson of your very own.
Every woman is created in her own unique way in all shapes and sizes. Figuring out what is unique about you is key in creating the perfect fit when you are sewing for yourself. For me, I have a larger chest, longer torso, smaller waist and more narrow shoulders. I’m always worried that things are not going to fit in the chest. Most people who meet me in person wouldn’t guess that chest is an issue for me because I know how to dress my body and I don’t appear to be large chested………but again, that’s why I don’t sew for myself. I know how to dress my body, but I don’t know how to sew for it. Also, wearing proper undergarments underneath your clothing is going to make them fit so much better.
Joi offers you detailed instructions and diagrams showing you how to measure your body and applying your measurements to commercial patterns so that you have a base pattern that you can use for the future garments you sew. Just because a pattern looks like it won’t work for your body, ‘Create the Perfect Fit‘ will show you how it can be adjusted for any body type. I think this book is incredibly user friendly and is a must-have addition to your sewing book collection……..especially those that love to sew women’s clothing!
So how would you like to win your very own autographed copy of ‘Create the Perfect Fit‘ by Joi Mahon? Well, this giveaway is easy……..leave me a comment and let me know why you would like a copy of this book. That’s it! One easy entry. **THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED**.
The giveaway winner is………
And if you are just so excited about this book that you want to go buy your own copy right now, you can do so by clicking HERE.