How to Sew Clothes That Fit

Can you teach yourself to fit?

Most definitely!

Sewing your own clothes is an amazing skill, but having them fit you beautifully is nothing short of a superpower. And I'm here to help you every step of the way.

I've gathered my best fitting tutorials on this page, but if you're looking for the all-in-one fitting guide, check out my book, "Ahead of the Curve"! It also comes with 5 exclusive sewing patterns in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H.

What size should I make?


Creating a well-fitting garment starts with knowing the size of your body and choosing the right size.

How to take your measurements »

Once you have your measurements, let the Cashmerette Size Calculator do the rest of the work for you!

Simply enter your measurements and get your starting size in seconds.

Fitting tutorials

Fitting checklist »

Why doesn't it fit?! Work through my go-to fitting checklist.

Grading between sizes »

Craft your custom size by grading between sizes.

All about FBAs »

Learn how to do full bust adjustments on a variety of patterns.

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All about SBAs »

Learn how to do small bust adjustments on a variety of patterns.

Pants fitting guide »

Achieve a fantastic fit in your me-made pants.

Bra fitting guide »

Sew a bra that fits with loads of bra-fitting tutorials.

Make sleeves bigger »

Learn how to do a full bicep adjustment for more comfortable sleeves.

Fix a gaping neckline »

Gape no more! Learn how to adjust a neckline for a better fit.

Adjust princess seams »

Learn how to raise or lower the curve of a princess seam.

Let's master fantastic fit!

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