A standard cut and sew pattern can not give you as much freedom of expression as the Fair Fit Method, because they are generalized templates that are built on average measurements. In a traditional pattern, you are sewing a project that’s been designed for you from start to finish. You do get to choose your fabric, and maybe a little bit of how you sew it, but you don’t have as much choice in the design of the garment, which leads to lots of frustrations in sewing when you want to change a pattern. When you want to change a pattern, you need a whole other skillset.
That’s where the Fair Fit Method comes in...
With the Fair Fit method, you get a lot more choice in the design, while learning how to problem solve. My courses teach you the process of how to customize clothing using the Fair Fit pattern system. Don't get me wrong, you will will be challenged and you will have to develop a new kind of discipline required with the freedom to customize.
I call my approach “Fair Fit” because I believe it is fair to teach the skills and empower you with a self directed process to solve a problem and trust your own choices, rather than keep the secrets I've learned in my professional career held tight to the vest. With ready to wear and sewing patterns, you rely on a designer to determine fit, style, and choose your design concept, and because of this, you just don’t have as much freedom and can’t work as fluidly.
Instead, the Fair Fit Method teaches you a process of design, and this process will help you understand your own body, shape, style, and proportion. Having the skills and knowing ways that clothing is designed on a professional level and the ability to problem solve your own fit issues, will give you more freedom in your sewing while building your confidence. You will work for this freedom, by working through the lessons of this intensive coursework. On the other side of the hard work is the confidence to make your own decisions, sew things your way, and fit them yourself. I believe that is how you truly grow in your passion for sewing.