Would you like to read a 'Retreat' story?
It's me again, just popping off a note to you. This time it's a story:
I have been creating garments for my kids since they were young so I wasn't surprised when my younger daughter, who I went to Palm Springs with, wanted to go fabric shopping there. I wasn't really in the market for fabric but love to check things out. Kerri on the other hand, kept pulling out fabric, saying "this would look so good as a dress" and this will make great Santa sacks. She asked how many yards she needed for a dress and I told her, using your Yardage Cheat Sheet of determining fabric quantities to buy, Glenda. She ended up buying enough for 2 dresses.
When we got home, she came over with 2 pictures and asked if I could make these garments using her body blueprint. I figured they were simple enough but wondered about the wisdom of removing darts as these garments had none. Finally I made the pattern. Yesterday I made the muslin prototypes and today made the 2 dresses.
Kerri's comment is a testimony to using the Sure-Fit Designs system. She loves the dresses, which fit her to a tee. Her comment was, "mom, you have made me so many outfits but these ones surpass anything you have ever done! I am amazed at how quickly you pulled them together after making the pattern which fits me. I think it's due to that course you took in the States. It gave you confidence and lots of skills!"
I agreed with her. Taking your Sure-Fit Design retreat, Glenda, was the best idea I have ever had! I can fit myself as well as others and turn out some great designs using fabrics I never used before! Thank you so much for offering your retreats and sharing your wisdom so freely!
One happy Canadian Sewer!