SURE-FIT DESIGNS™ How-to Videos
Dress Kit Video Series. 

The SURE-FIT DESIGNS™ pattern fitting & designing system is:
  • quick,
  • easy,
  • reliable,
  • re-usable,
  • accurate,
  • will 'blueprint' your body shape,
  • Get Amazing Fit!

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Welcome to SURE-FIT DESIGNS™...Your Online Home for Pattern Fitting, Sewing & Designing!
Introduction - Dress Kit
INTRODUCTION to the Dress Kit Contents - Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Kit
Testing
Importance of sewing a Test Fitting Shell - Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern Kit
*See page 12 Dress Kit Instruction Book.
Refining
Address Minor Tune-Ups - if necessary Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Kit
**See page 14 - 16 Dress Instruction Book.
Drawing - Pt. 1
How to DRAW the Dress Bodice Front PART 1
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
**Step-by-Step instructions for drawing the Bodice Front are found on pages  - 8 of the Dress Instruction Book.
Introduction to SFD
If you're new to Sure-Fit Designs™, watch this Introduction to the Sure-Fit Designs™ Pattern Fitting & Designing system.
All pattern kits include step-by-step Instruction books, Master Patterns, necessary tools, templates & Leaflets for your fitting & sewing success!
The 2 hr. 10 min. How-To DVD gives clear & concise instructions for the Dress - Pant - Shirt kits and how to Fit Commercial patterns!
All pattern kits (Dress - Pant - Shirt - Children's) include step-by-step Measuring Instructions for your sewing success!
The Dress Kit includes a step-by-step Instruction book, Master Patterns, Adjust-A-Bust, Waist Darts and Armscye templates... for your sewing success!
All pattern kits include step-by-step Instruction books, Master Patterns, necessary tools, templates & Leaflets for your fitting & sewing success!
The 2hr. 10 min. How-To DVD includes it all:
(Highlights are offered below)
For quick Dress Combo Ordering...see below!
Drawing - Pt. 2
How to DRAW the Dress Bodice Front PART 2
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
**Step-by-Step instructions for drawing the Bodice Front are found on pages  - 8 of the Dress Instruction Book.
Drawing - Pt. 3
How to DRAW the Dress Bodice Front PART 3
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
**Step-by-Step instructions for drawing the Bodice Front are found on pages  - 8 of the Dress Instruction Book.
This is a sample of how easy it is to draw off the Bodice Front of the Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern.

The Instruction Book and the 2 hr. 10 min. How-To DVD continue to explain and show the step-by-step process for the Bodice Back, Skirt Front & Back, and Sleeve patterns which will form the basis of the blueprint for your body shape and size - your personalized sloper - quickly and easily.
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(includes: Dress Kit, Designing Stylus, DVD, 10 yd. Tracing Vellum, & Beyond Bodice Basics) Click Here

**Other product and package combinations available - to see them, click on individual product links in left-hand navigation options.**
Ease Allowances
Understand the difference between Wearing and Design Ease - Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern Kit
*See page 6 Dress Kit Instruction Book.
For quick Dress Combo Ordering...see below!
Designing
How to Design with your Dress sloper - your 'body blueprint'
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
**Step-by-Step instructions for a multitude of designs are found on pages 17 - 48 of the Dress Instruction Book.
Dress vs. Shirt Kit Differences
between the Sure-Fit Designs™ Shirt Kit (un-darted) and Dress Kit (darted).

For quick Dress Combo Ordering...see below!
Measuring
General measuring instructions for use when drawing the Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern Kit
*See page 4 & 5 Dress Kit Instruction Book.
Purpose of the Basic Dress
Understand the purpose and flexibility of the Sure-Fit Designs™ basic creative dress/sloper.
Dress Kit
Watch...Listen...Learn
then...Do It Yourself! 
Clothes that really fit!
Designing a Princess Line
See how easy it is to Design a Princess Line from your Dress sloper - your 'body blueprint'
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
**Step-by-Step instructions are found on page 32 of the Dress Instruction Book.
Understanding & Identifying
Design Details
Begin to recognize design features and how you would draw them on your patterns.
Demonstrates Leaflet #9 Flouce Collar Overblouse with the Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
See Fashion Leaflet #9
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Lowering the Dress Bodice Underarm - Minor Tune-Up
This is a simple minor-tune up if, and only if, you find the dress kit bodice has too tight of an armhole for your personal preference.
Minor Tune-Up:
Narrow shoulder and upper chest - going to fuller bust
This is a simple minor-tune up showing you how to connect from a narrow shoulder out to a fuller bust circumference in a smooth transition.
The 2 hr. 10 min. How-To DVD gives clear & concise instructions for the Dress - Pant - Shirt kits and how to Fit Commercial patterns!
How to Identify & Measure your Shoulder Length
Having trouble identifying your Shoulder Point?  Try this simple technique to identify your shoulder bone and arm crease. Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern Kit
For quick Dress Combo Ordering...see below!
Shortening/Lengthening the shoulder line – Affect on the Armscye Curve
Drawing the Dress Bodice Armscye Curve
Sure-Fit Designs™ Dress Pattern
All pattern kits include step-by-step Instruction books, Master Patterns, necessary tools, templates & Leaflets for your fitting & sewing success!
Refining the Fit: Dress/Shirt Armscye Modifying/Scooping the Armscye Curve
This is a simple minor-tune up showing you how to modify/scoop out the armscye curve if it needs refining for your body.
All pattern kits (Dress - Pant - Shirt - Children's) include step-by-step Measuring Instructions for your sewing success!
Protruding Shoulder Blades
& Rounded Back
Minor Tune-Up
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with a rounded back and/or protruding shoulder blades.

Square Shoulder Pattern Minor Tune-Up/Alteration
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with a square shoulder.
Sloped Shoulder Pattern Minor Tune-Up/Alteration
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with a sloping shoulder.
Forward Thrusting Shoulder Pattern Minor Tune-Up/Alteration
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with a forward thrusting shoulder line or shoulder bone.
Asymmetrical Shoulder Pattern Minor Tune-Up/Alteration
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with an asymmetrical shoulder level.
Asymmetrical Waist/Hip Level Pattern Minor Tune-Up/Alteration
Watch this video to see how easy it is to deal with an asymmetrical waist/hip level for your skirt (or pants) pattern.
Adding Seam Allowances with the Designing Stylus
Super Simple!
See how to add seam allowances quickly & easily and what to watch for.
How to Design the Double French Dart
See how easy it is to design & draw the double French dart with your SFD bodice from the Dress Kit.
Drawing the Sleeve Cap for the Dress Kit Bodice
See what to watch for when drawing the sleeve cap.   It's simple to draw and modify if necessary.
How to Draw a Princess Line into the Armscye
Dress Kit Bodice
See what to watch for when drawing a princess line into the armscye of the Dress Kit bodice.  
Discounted SFD Dress Kit Combo
See what's in the Dress Kit Combo.  Choose this combination with or without the new designing book - Beyond Bodice Basics.
How to Add a Button Extension to your Pattern
See how easy it is to draw and add a button extension to your pattern.  See how to establish button placement.
How to Add a Facing to your Pattern
See how easy it is to draw and add either a 'turn-back' or a 'stitched-on' facing. 
How to Draw a Princess Line with Waist Dart Shaping
See what how to draw a princess seam line in the bodice that has waist dart shaping.  
How to Draw a Princess Line Variation with Short Bust Dart
See what how to draw a princess seam line on the side front of the bodice with a remaining short bust dart.
How to Draw a Princess Line in the Bodice Back
See what how to draw a princess seam line in the back of the bodice.
Designing a Blouse - Planning a Sewing Project - Copying a Ready-To-Wear Blouse
See the thought processes and evaluation when planning and organizing a sewing project.  This example shows copying a ready-to-wear blouse design.
Symmetrical & Asymmetrical Bodice Designing
See how to best draw the bodice front when designing symmetrical and asymmetrical styles like crossover and double-breasted, as well as off-center V-neckline.
How to Color Block
with an SFD T-Shirt
Color blocking your pattern is so fun and easy to do.  In this short video you'll see how to work with your body blueprint (bodice & skirt) to add diagonal style lines for color blocking.
How to Draw a simple
Wrap Skirt
In this video you'll see how to use your SFD Skirt pattern to design and draw a simple wrap skirt.  Instructions from the Children's Kit and your Skirt pattern from the Dress Kit team up for this design creation.