2017 VDTA Convention

VDTA August 2017


The Fit Doctor Makes House Calls!

Judy Kessinger Presents Design It Yourself: A FitNice Workbook


Judy Kessinger, known in the sewing community as The Fit Doctor, takes the "stress" out of "seamstress" with her new book, Design It Yourself: A FitNice Workbook. As a sewing educator, Judy invented the FitNice system to give sewists the perfect clothing pattern. By first creating her Master Tops and Master Pants patterns, sewists can leave their worries of fitting behind. And now there's more!

Judy's new book, Design It Yourself: A FitNice Workbook, contains instructions for blouses, coats, dresses, tops, jackets, pants, vests, and more in both woven and knits.

With all of these projects, you can expect the same type of easy, customizable fit of the FitNice System. The book is for all skill levels, and every project has an instructional video. Just scan the QR code on each project, and you can watch and follow along with the workbook.

"Sewing is the easy part," says Judy, "but it's the FITTING that makes garments come alive and compliment the body instead of just covering it!

Here is one experienced sewist's review:

"I'm so impressed with the book! Both the instructions and illustrations are very clear. The book's spiral binding allows it to lay flat, which is a huge convenience when I'm sewing. I noticed the book has more knit fabric projects at the beginning and then moves to wovens later on, though most do it the other way around. Knit fabrics are becoming more and more popular though, and the book picks up on that trend.

I can't stress enough that once you have your basic pattern from the book, you can do and fit anything you want. With all the clothing brands having a different size chart so one doesn't know what size to buy, books like this will really catch on!"
~ Carol

Rhonda Pierce of SCHMETZ Needles also writes:

"I noticed the trend that fashion fabrics are gaining favor with quilters. The trend to sew your own clothes is growing and quilt shops are responding with classes and enticing fashion fabrics. If fashion sewing is new for you, or you have gained a few new curves since your last garment, I suggest picking up Judy Kessinger's Design It Yourself: A FitNice Workbook. Sewing should be fun and Judy provides not only written instructions but accompanying videos that help remove the stress from sewing clothes. You will enjoy Judy's teaching style while making a garment that you will take pride in wearing because . . . ta da . . . it fits!"

Check out Judy's book today at www.FitNiceSystem.com. Judy is also available for education events in your store, and will be attending the 2018 VDTA•SDTA International Trade Show and Convention next March in Charlotte, NC.

Reprinted from SQE Professional, August 2017