Sure-Fit Designs UK Fit & Sew Retreats
Many people find it difficult to 'fit' clothes for themselves. It can be difficut to take your own measurements or see how a garment is fitting around your back.
Take it from me, as someone who has attended Glenda's Fit & Sew Retreats, getting away from the distractions of home and spending time with others who want to get the best out of the Sure-Fit Designs Fitting and Sewing System is a very rewarding experience.
What happens at a Retreat?
Each Retreat will be limited in numbers to no more than 4 people. This means I give personal support to each attendee.
You will receive individualised instruction and fitting assistance to create your 'body blueprint' from either the Dress Kit or the Pants Kit and you will get additional tips on designing from your blueprint. There will also be lectures/demos.
As a minimum attendees need to be familiar with garment sewing and have basic to intermediate skills but do not need to be experts.
They take place near Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Attendess will need to have the relevant kit (Dress or Pants), the Designing Stylus and Tracing Vellum, and for the Pants Retreat, the Pants that Mix and Multiply book, all of which can be purchased at the retreat.
Attendees will also need to bring fabric and notions. It is recommended that attendees bring their own sewing machine but one can be provided if required.
Elastic and waistband interfacing for the Pants Retreat will be provided.
Tea and Coffee is also provided.
"The tuition and experience you receive when attending a retreat will help you tremendously with your garment design and excellent fit. I would highly recommend a retreat to anyone who has problems with fitting commercial patterns (which you will be able to alter after attending the retreat). You will not need to buy another commercial pattern you can design your own wardrobe and be unique!"
C.S. Southampton, Nov 16.
Sign up to be notified of Fit & Sew Retreat dates
If you want to be notified of dates as they become available, and before they are advertised more widely, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and put Retreat in the subject box.
Jan 2018 (Dress Kit) - 26th to 28th - Full
Apr 2018 (Pants Kit) - 20th - 22nd - 1 place available. £320
May/Jun 18 - Dress & Pants Kits - 30th May - 4th June - 2 places available. £640
August 2018 (Dress Kit) - date to be advised - 2 places available £320
Sept 2018 (Pants Kit) - date to be advised but late September
Below, photos from Fit & Sew Retreats in Eugene, Oregon.