I love watching all of the Webcasts and programs by Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns. She developed her patterns to try to and fix all the problems that sewers have experienced with all of the other pattern companies. Her technique is to measure your CLOTHING that fits you well, and pick the size of the pattern that fits those measurements. Forget about measuring yourself and try to pick a size based on that. Then make a test garment and fit it to your body. And finally make the garment out of the fashion fabric. Once you have fitted the pattern, you can alter it for different necklines, lengths, sleeves, etc. So cool!
I purchased 3 of her patterns and signed up for a fitting class in May 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, the class was postponed and finally happened in October. There were 7 of us in the class and we learned so much! The 3 patterns were fitted to me by Peggy and I went home and quickly sewed up a few tops.
Here is what I made so far:
From her pattern #195, called the sweater set, I made an orange T-shirt, an animal print shell and sweater set, and an animal print T-shirt at tunic length.
From her pattern #915, Hugo's Cardigan, I made a cozy brown cardigan.
I was fitted for another pattern, but have yet to purchase the fabric to make it.
I also have purchased some really cool blue fabric to make another top from pattern #195, with a different neckline.
Hope this finds you all well and happy. I can't wait to have all of the pandemic restrictions lifted.