Designer Joi’s Create the Perfect Fit

October 10, 2014 in News

We are ‘sew’ excited to participate in another fun blog hop! Today, I’d like to tell you all about an amazing new book by Joi Mahon called, Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Pattern Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions.

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Create the Perfect Fit

If you’ve ever met Joi or taken one of her classes, you know how passionate she is about garment sewing, and with this book, she’s able to share her trade secrets about garment fitting with everyone.

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Create the Perfect Fit

Joi’s approach is not a traditional one, but her methods are real and practical and has helped her and her students become successful in creating well-fitting garments. In the book, Joi walks the reader through every step of creating a custom-fitted garment, including how to solve fit issues before you ever start taking your measurements. My very favorite aspect of this book is that Joi discusses and shows real women’s bodies. In the back of the book, Joi even shows her real life friends and family along with their pattern adjustments and personal notes from Joi. I truly believe, and I have a feeling that Joi does too, that proper fitting garments can make you look slimmer, taller, and can give you more confidence!

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Create the Perfect Fit

Bottom line: if you are a garment sewist or want to become one, you need this book! It will make creating clothes for yourself so much more rewarding. Also, if you have the chance, I highly recommend taking one of Joi’s Crafsty classes. That paired with Create the Perfect Fit, and you’ll be well on your way to creating beautiful garments that fit you like a glove.

We love having Joi as part of the Baby Lock family! Get to know her by visiting her website and by keeping up with her on Facebook.

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Create the Perfect Fit

Because Joi is so passionate about fitting and her students, we are giving away an autographed copy of her book! Simply leave a comment below, and we will randomly select a winner next Friday, October 17th!

28 responses to Designer Joi’s Create the Perfect Fit

  1. I love Joi’s style and teaching.

  2. Really cool!

  3. I have a hard shape to fit, so I’m interested in all the tips I can get!

  4. It would be great to learn how to fit patterns to your own shape.

  5. I would love a copy of this book — thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

  6. Would love to try some new methods for garment sewing. Thanks for the great giveaway! ツ

  7. I’d love to win this book.

  8. I’m particularly excited about “real women’s bodies”; including friends and family! Exactly the information that I’ve been looking for.

  9. I really need this book. It would keep me from scrapping projects. I intend to get her craftsy video too. Thanks!

  10. This books sounds like the answer to my many fitting problems.

  11. It sounds like this book would solve all the problems I have when sewing garments.

  12. I have been waiting for Joi’s book since taking her Craftsy class.

  13. I would love to have a copy of this book………….on my Wish List now.

  14. Boy, do I need something like this! Those old patterns sure don’t fit the way they used to. Although my measurements haven’t changed that much, the bulges and bumps that “enhance” the figure are not easy to deal with. This book sounds like she’s “covered all the bases! Maybe this would inspire me to go back to making clothes that I love to wear again rather than jeans and a t-shirt or turtleneck during the cold weather. Something a little more sytlish would be an improvement.

  15. I would love a copy of this book! In sewing, I’m still learning as I go and so far, I HATE commercial patterns because they never fit. This book looks like a good way to stop hating patterns 🙂

  16. I love it. I just purchased her patterns and as I searched online about more info I ran across this bloghop about the book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy for myself!

  17. I”m looking forward to making & having clothes that fit!

  18. I sew a lot for different sizes and shapes and could use a little help in the fit department!

  19. I have not sewn anything for myself in nearly 20 years, and even then it was items that didn’t require a lot of fitting. I just could figure out how to turn a purchased pattern into a designer dream outfit, no though I tried. In short, I pretty much gave up. It sounds like Ms. Mahon’s book would really help me fulfill my fantasy of sewing up a perfectly fitted wardrobe for myself and I would be honored to win this book.

  20. Thanks for the give away! I would love to win a copy of the book. I am 6′ and busty and my measurements in big 4 patterns are all over the place. I love to sew for my girls, but have not sewn for myself in years due to fit issues.

  21. I need this book. I’ve been sewing for more than 50 yrs and still have fitting problems.

  22. Sounds good; am always interested in new ideas regarding fitting..

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  24. I have always had great difficulty fitting patterns to my body. It isnt possible to just pin corrections while trying on patterns. I would love to be able to start out with the best chance of making fewer mistakes for fewer alterations,

  25. I would love to have Joi’s book. Patterns today are not made for real people and are so hard to use. I would sew more for myself and others if I knew how to make patterns fit perfectly. Thanks.

  26. Glad I came across your site. I am a sewing buff. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Please count me in the draw 🙂

  27. Looks like an excellent book.

  28. I will have to check this out, thanks for the review.

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