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Fabulous Fit and Fashion

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onselle invites you to an exceptional, hands-on workshop as you retreat from your every-day cares to achieve a fabulous fit in all you sew! If you've got a large or prominent bust, a flat or big behind, a pop-tummy or a high abdomen, a full thigh, high-hip curve, or a dropped derriere, this Fabulous Fit Retreat is for you.

Don't let this happen to you: Women quit fashion sewing because they're still using the old slash method of alteration on uneven amounts of change. It doesn't work. Break through the "looking glass self" and improve your own body image, self image, and self esteem! Regarding figure evaluation, measuring, fitting, alteration and fine-tune fitting. Conselle brings you principle-based concepts, practical strategies, and proven applications that are simple to learn, fast, and easy to apply. It's an amazing educational experience you cannot get anywhere else. Start fashion sewing again and experience the joy of wearing what fits you!

We cut to fit on the first fitting!We know where to position your measured amounts of length and width on both sides of your body. We know how to alter from pivot points on skirts, pants, and bodice shell. No tissue-fitting, no pin-fitting needed. We teach you how to make the adjustments to your pattern before cutting your expensive fashion fabric.

Spend high value, personalized time with Master Fitters Judith Rasband, Lorraine Henry, and Carol Steinbrecher. Each brings her own unique area of interest and expertise to your fitting experience. They gently guide you through the process of figure evaluation, directional measuring according to the incredible new measurement code, pattern alteration by the revolutionary new seam method, fitting analysis, and adjustment. To expand your knowledge, plan to watch others being fitted.

"I cannot even begin to tell you how much time, money, hope and dreams I have spent over the past few years in the area of pattern fitting. I am actually on the verge of giving up, but am willing to try one more time." —Sandra

-"Awesome! Incredibly life-changing experience. It brought back my confidence. I have wonderful new methods and the resources I need. I have the courage to sew again."  —Paulette

-"If you want to sew, Go! It will change your life!"     --Desi

-"Wow! I learned so much the very first day! Amazing personal attention." -- Michele

-"I was able to make a fitted shirt for the first time, where the sleeves fit and did not bind anywhere" -- Mary

-"I'm cancelling the fitting course I planned to take -- the seam method makes so much more sense!" -- Anne

-"I have loved learning what styles of clothes and design details work for me." -- Ruth

-"I wanted to thank Judith, Lorraine, and Carol for a wonderful, informative, and dedicated week. Dedicated because of the cheerful help by all the instructors. They are really dedicated to teaching and I would like you to pass along my appreciation." --Judy

Day 1 - Welcome! Fearless Figure Evaluation & Measurement Method of Fitting

Day 2 - Directional Measuring on the Pattern and Alteration by the Seam Method

Day 3 - Skirt

Day 4 - Pants

Day 5 - Bodice Shell

Day 6 - Bodice Sleeve and How to Use a Sloper

***Conclude your personal fit experience by learning how to use your personalized patterns as slopers to apply your alterations to any fashion pattern you choose.

***Experience the joy of a Fabulous Fit.***

If you are coming from out of town and need help with overnight accommodations please contact Molly at Sew And Sews Place. Also she will help set you up with payments for this fantastic Workshop.








Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate: Must be knowledgeable of your sewing machine, general sewing terms, comfortable reading a pattern, and have an understanding of basic garment or quilt construction. Advanced: Must be able to read patterns and construct garments or quilts from beginning to end without assistance. Classes are for enhancing current skills and learning new skills.
Instructor Bio: Judith Rasband, holds an MS degree in fashion with decades of experience creating and refining fitting and alteration technology, visual design, and wardrobing technology. She spent 12 years as faculty at Brigham Young University in clothing and textiles and then 20 years "on the road" as a professional speaker--image, fashion and fitting topics. CEO and Director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, Judi has received the image industry's highest "Immie" award. She receives rave reviews on programs and products. A consumer advocate with a reputation for excellence, she is co-author of the second edition of Fabulous Fit and the third edition of Fitting & Pattern Alteration, the "Bible" in fit books, and author of the comprehensive Wardrobe Strategies and The Image Management: Quick Reference Guide. Her articles and interviews have been published in Threads, Sew News, Image Update, Shape, Glamour, Women's Day, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parents, Entrepreneur, Smart Money, and more. A guest on Oprah, Good Morning America, and the Today Show, Judi is known for accurate and practical information, lively seminar presentations including Virtual ClosetTM demonstrations, and contagious enthusiasm for her subject. She makes a positive difference! Lorraine Henry is a specialist in sewing, fitting and pattern alteration with Conselle. She holds a degree in Clothing and Textiles and has been a university instructor. With 30+ years of experience as a custom dressmaker/tailor and teacher, she has a wealth of knowledge to share with you about sewing and fit. She is the author of Measuring Made Easy and the originator of the "Two Easy Measuring Tape"TM Carol Steinbrecher holds a degree in nursing, transitioning her passion for fashion into 25+ years experience in fashion and image, including custom dressmaking and tailoring for men and women, and specializing in ready-to-wear alterations. She has even styled a client to walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
Supply List Provided Upon Enrollment, Down Payment of $399 reserves your Space, Balance due before December 15, 2022. Call the Shop to set up payments 423-285-5959.

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  • Ph: (423) 285-5959
280 2nd Ave, Unit 4
Dayton, TN
  • Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: 10am - 2pm
    Closed Sunday & Monday
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