This special bundle includes all three of Joe Vecchiarelli's courses:
Creating Your “Body Double": Padding a Body Form Create your very own body double to get the perfect fit, just like the stars! Dancing with the Stars’ expert fitter, Joe Vecchiarelli, will help you create a body form for clothes that will fit your body perfectly.
What is a body form, you ask? When making a garment, it's so much easier, faster and more accurate to create your fit on a dress or body form. Of course, it only works if your dress or body form mimics your own figure exactly – if it becomes your "body double."
From trial fittings of paper patterns to garment designs draped right on the form, this ‘body double’ becomes an essential part of your fashion sewing toolbox. The results: a body double that allows for perfectly fit garments any Hollywood diva would envy!
Draping the Bodice Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body and develop good basic draping habits in the process. Create a draped bodice on the body form and learn how to turn that muslin into a pattern. Discover, using this paper pattern, how to evaluate its fit on the body form itself – identifying key fitting points and seeing how to make small tweaks for an absolutely perfect fit. The resulting sloper is what designers use as a foundation for patternmaking with custom-developed pattern blocks. Use your personal sloper as a foundation for your own patternmaking explorations, or perfect the fit of patterns you already own!
Your deeper understanding of the relationship between body measurements, fit and style will be invaluable to you as well, eliminating confusion and informing your sewing life forever. With all its curves and variables, a bodice sloper that truly fits is an invaluable tool in your sewing practice.
Draping Pants Create your very own pant sloper to get the perfect fit, just like the stars! Dancing with the Stars’ expert fitter, Joe Vecchiarelli, will help you create a body form that will get your exact measurements to create pants that fit your body perfectly. Never again will you have to deal with bunching, wedgies, or discomfort – just flattering pants that will have you strut with confidence every time.
Learn the fundamentals of draping pants – the best, perhaps easiest, and certainly the most accurate way to create a pant pattern. Follow along with Joe to create a basic straight pant pattern that fits you perfectly (your pant sloper). Learn how to evaluate your initial pattern on the body form itself – what to check for in the fit and hang of the pant pattern, and how to make small tweaks for absolutely perfect fit. Finally, discover how easy it is to adapt the straight leg to a palazzo style.
As you watch Joe, you will see him identify and use industry tools as he shares his own years of industry experience and know-how, so you, too, can become skilled at draping your best-fitting pants ... ever!