Jan 15, 2019

Our January very special SPECIAL!

If you're new to Sure-Fit Designs and want a little extra help in understanding how the patterns work and how easy it is to draw your personalized body blueprint - for a very limited time - (until January 19, 2019), if you purchase a Regular Kit Combo or a 3-Kit Combo, you will receive a free streaming video intensive course (up to $79.95 value). Here's how it works: Order a Regular Dress Kit Combo (Kit, Stylus, How-To DVD, Beyond Bodice Basics and 10 yard vellum) and receive the Bodice Fitting Course streaming version FREE (a $59.95 value). If you order the Regular Shirt Kit Combo, you will receive the Shirt Fitting Course streaming version FREE (a $49.95 value). If you order the Regular Pants Kit Combo, you will receive the Pants Fitting Course streaming version FREE ( a $79.95 value), and if you order a 3-Kit Combo, you will receive all 3 streaming video courses absolutely FREE (a $189.85 value). To clarify, see the images below as they show exactly what you'd receive:

With the 3-Kit Combo, you'd receive all three online fitting courses


Or the Dress Kit Combo with Bodice Fitting Course

Or the Pants Kit Combo with Pants Fitting Course

Or the Shirt Kit Combo with Shirt Fitting Course

Just hop on over to our combo ordering page https://surefitdesigns.com/collections/discounted-combos and place your order. After we have received your order, we will email you a 'Thank You' letter and it will contain a special discount code to use at the sewfitacademyonline.com for your streaming video course gift.

This is a very rare opportunity for all our new customers to experience Sure-Fit Designs with online assistance...the next best thing to being in a Fit & Sew Retreat with Glenda the Good Stitch.

Happy Fitting and Sewing!
Glenda the Good Stitch

Jan 1, 2019

Happy New Year!! What's new in 2019?


I wish all of my 'little stitches' a very Happy New Year!  This is the perfect time to let you know of what's new at Sure-Fit Designs.

Closed Captions & Language Translations:
 The world seems to be shrinking but Sure-Fit Designs is expanding our global reach...or at least that's our intention.  We have begun the process of adding Closed Captions to all our new (free) YouTube videos and as our time permits, we will be going back in time and adding the captions to our older videos as well.

There are many benefits of offering captions on our videos and of course the main one is to help share information about fitting, designing and sewing with Sure-Fit Designs to the entire world.  Once the English captions are available, it's super easy for you to choose the language of your choice and let YouTube do the translation for you.  I appreciate that not all words or phrases will be translated correctly, but for the most part, the message should be clear enough for everyone to understand the essence of information presented in the video.

Of course, another benefit is for those of you who are hard of hearing and really appreciate the captions for clarity of the message.

And if the caption window is bothersome and distracting for those of you who don't want it, simply click the CC symbol (bottom right corner of the video) and this will automatically turn the CC off.  It's a win-win situation for everyone.

I've just produced a short video describing this new outreach feature and I encourage you to Click Here to view it.

If any of you who speak a language other than English, happen to see a grammatical error, please make sure to email me with the correction - email:info@surefitdesigns.com

Your 2019 Sewing Goals:
On a totally different topic, have you set any sewing goals for 2019?  If not, now is the perfect time.  And Sure-Fit Designs is here to help.  Just download the Sew and Tell Project Planner (totally free) and if you are so inclined, make sure to join the group and show your finished garments - we'd all love to see your makes.  Click Here to get your Project Planner.

Here are some makes from 2018.  Get a jump-start on 2019 and get the Project Planner.

 I love to have you share your upcoming projects.

Come join us for a Sewing Vacation:
See your options and read the details - Click Here.
We still have 2 spaces remaining in the Jacket Retreat.  If you're interested, Click Here.

Wishing you all the best in 2019!
Glenda the Good Stitch!

Dec 17, 2018

Wearing Ease in the Shirt Pattern

Wearing Ease in the Shirt pattern
How do you know how much wearing ease is provided in the Sure-Fit Designs Shirt Kit?

Let me explain 'ease'.  Ease is the amount of extra space a pattern has that is above and beyond your actual measurements.  Wearing ease is generally considered the minimum amount required for general comfort room.  Whereas design ease is usually added above and beyond wearing ease to change the silhouette of the basic design.

Previously I posted ease-explanation videos for the Dress and Pants patterns.  You can access this information through this link: http://surefitdesigns.blogspot.com/2018/11/ease-into-excellent-fit.html.

the Sure-Fit Designs Shirt Kit

Today the focus is on the Shirt Kit - seeing the easy process to determine how much ease your finished shirt pattern will have.

You may not be able to click the video link in your email display that is direct link to the video - therefore to watch it in YouTube, please use this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RErb07hXwqc

For those of you interested in beginning your fitting and sewing journey with the Sure-Fit Designs Shirt Kit, you might want to begin with the Mini Shirt Kit Combo.

 Remember the Shirt Kit is our Uni-sex kit that sews shirts and casual jackets for both women and men.  The discounted Mini Shirt Kit Combo includes:
**the Shirt Kit
**the Designing Stylus
**the introductory How-To DVD
 Mini Shirt Kit Combo.

Happy Fitting & Sewing,
Glenda...the Good Stitch!

Dec 13, 2018

1-on-1 Fit & Sew Day with Glenda the Good Stitch


Would you like to have private assistance and tutoring for your individual fit issues?

Glenda the Good Stitch is now offering 1-on-1 Fit & Sew Days to meet your individual needs. 

Join Glenda the Good Stitch of Sure-Fit Designs in her private sewing studio in Eugene OR for a 1-on-1 fitting and sewing experience.  You choose your date, you choose your topic.  Get your fitting issues solved.  

For more information, please Click Here.

Hope to meet you soon!

Glenda the Good Stitch

Dec 6, 2018

Holiday Extravaganza - Free Shipping at Sure-Fit Designs

Merry Christmas everyone...in the form of FREE shipping for 3 days only!  It's our Holiday Extravaganza that you've been waiting for. 

Have you been waiting for a discount? Just in time for Christmas presents, so take advantage of our Free Shipping - December 7, 8 & 9, 2018.
In the USA, a minimum purchase of $49.95 is required which will get you the versatile Dress Kit.  Or you can combine items to meet the minimum purchase requirement.
Then at checkout, use Discount Code FREE SHIPPING18
The following Sure-Fit Designs distributors are participating, though each of them have different conditions to received either free or discounted shipping.
In the UK/Ireland/EU - contact Judith Johnson - www.surefitdesigns.co.uk
In Canada - contact Anna Espindola - www.surefitdesigns.ca
In Australia/NZ - contact Martha Schuster - www.surefitdesigns.com.au
(PS - For our international customers not serviced by our distributors listed above, feel free to order from the USA site - www.surefitdesigns.com.  You will receive a saving of 50% off of normal ship/postage rates.  (This is no coupon code to enter as the shipping/postage fees have already been reduced by 50%)
We'll definitely get your order shipped to you in time for Christmas.

Happy Fitting & Sewing
Glenda the Good Stitch

Dec 4, 2018

Know your Resources from Sure-Fit Designs


We love making new videos for your continued education and learning experiences with Sure-Fit Designs.

The 2 latest ones are just perfect for our new members wondering where to start with the Sure-Fit Designs fitting and sewing system.  First I address the multitude of resources that Sure-Fit Designs offers to help you on your way to successful fitting of your body shape - titled Sloper and Blueprints from Sure-Fit Designs.

Since the videos may not open up from the actual video link provided below, I'll also give the direct link to the YouTube video for your viewing convenience.

Click here if you can't view the video directly below -

In this next video I discuss moving beyond your bodice blueprint with the analysis of a few blouse examples to examine the design lines showing you how easy it is to go beyond your sloper - bodice blueprint - to create a few simple, attractive garments that you'd be proud to wear.  This video is titled - Designing with the Dress Kit Sloper - Blouse Examples.

 Click here if you can't view the video directly below -

We're on a roll!  We're replacing some of the very old videos along with adding new ones to the Learning Center for your benefit and experience (https://www.sfdlearningcenter.com/Video_Library.html).  We currently have over 200+ free educational videos (on YouTube and in the SFD Learning Center), however, if you have suggestions for new topics, we are always open to suggestions and your input...in fact we love receiving your suggestions.  Please send requests directly to Glenda the Good Stitch at info@surefitdesigns.com.

Happy Fitting & Sewing,
Glenda the Good Stitch