FitNice from Head to Toe

May 15, 16 & 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
St. Frances Cabrini

Our members asked and we listened.  After seeing how members of our chapter joined the “Beautiful Butt Club” after Nancy Cook’s FitNice Pants program in 2016 and the tops and dresses created in “Master Tops Works for Every Body” in 2017, those who missed these events asked for a second chance to work with Nancy to develop their own custom pant (woven AND knit) and knit top patterns.  In May, Chapter member Nancy Cook will be conducting THREE days of workshops to meet these requests.

Day 1 – Following a personal measurement consultation, Nancy will lead participants through the process for creating their own custom fit pant pattern.  Once patterns are drafted, checked, cut from woven fabric and stitched together the tweaking will begin.  Individually measuring each participant does take time.  Plan to arrive by 9 so Nancy can measure all participants, before the program starts.  Actual start time is dependent on completion of measuring.  Must have FitNice Master Pants Pattern, available from Nancy for $35.  Participants provide bottom weight woven fabric.  You will be making wearable pants so bring fabric that you will wear.

Nancy1.jpgDay 2 – Day 2 will start with Nancy measuring all participants for their knit top pattern.  After everyone is measured, Nancy will walk through the process for drafting your pattern, cutting it from knit fabric, sewing and refining fit.  In this class you will learn Nancy’s methods for sewing knits with your regular sewing machine including neckline finishes.  Must have FitNice Master Tops Pattern.  Participants provide own knit fabric.  Prewashed Sophia is available for purchase.

Day 3 – The third day of this workshop will teach you how to take your basic knit top pattern and create patterns for other fashions including changing your knit pattern to work with wovens, converting it to dresses, jackets and coats.  This day is included in the registration fee for tops and is available to pant class participants for an additional fee.  Students will work on their own projects with Nancy available for instruction and moral support as you gain confidence in your ability to change up your pattern to create new fashions.  The “Design It Yourself” FitNice Book" will be used as a resource.

Please note that for all classes, the FitNice Master Pattern is required.  These can be purchased from Nancy the day of the class.  If you already own the master pattern,