Below is just a partial sampling of topics we might cover in your individual sessions.  We'll start by evaluating your skills and the type of sewing you want to do, and develop a personalized plan to build your confidence as you strengthen your skills.

First Things First

Taking accurate measurements

Pattern selection -- because pattern sizes are not the same as ready-to-wear sizes

Adjusting your pattern for a better fit

Making a muslin test garment

Choosing and shopping for fashion fabrics and trims

Interfacing, underlining, lining, seam finishes -- what's on the inside is important too

Garment Fitting

In-person fittings at any stage of your garment construction, from muslin to marking the final hem -- much easier than doing fittings on yourself!

Perfect Pants


Using the Eureka! Pants That Fit system, we'll develop a well-fitting pants pattern that you can then customize with design details including Trouser Details, Sporty Details, and Glamour Details.

Advanced Techniques


Working with special occasion fabrics, laces and trims

Boning and other inner support systems for strapless dresses

Creative Sewing


Restyling heirloom garments

Creating garments from vintage textiles

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