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Know Your Tools
Learn to use the Sewing Machine

Know Your Terms
Lengthy Terms for Skirts
What's Grain Got To Do With It?
All About Interfacings

Getting Ready to Sew
Measurements: How to mark body reference points
Chart for measuring vertical measurements
Chart for measuring horizontal measurements

Preparing the Parts
Marking Darts and Symbols

Doing the Full Bust Adjustment using the Tia Pattern

Fit As You Go
To Get the Right Armhole, Fit the Bodice
The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern
Constructing the basic bodice block

Professional Techniques
Installing a Centered Zipper
Use the Right Technique to Finish Your Seams

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