Dec 26, 2017

Truing a Pattern before sewing

In this blog post I'd like to share with you a few tips about truing and perfecting your patterns before you cut your fabric.  Everything you do to check and true your pattern will pay off when you begin sewing the pieces together.

Here is an example.  Let's say you want some gathers at the neckline.  You move the side-fitting bust dart up to the neckline.  In this example I'm showing you a scooped neckline by dropping the center front neck point about 4-5" and reshaping the neck curve with the Designing Stylus.

Here is what that could look like.

You'll notice the jagged, jogged neck line that results.  This needs to be trued.  Use the Designing Stylus as shown.

'True' a new seam line to smooth out the curve.

The last thing you'd most likely do is add the required seam allowance.

This is just one example of truing or perfecting the pattern before cutting and sewing.

Here's a video on what to look for in the rest of the pattern: how to look for 90 degree angles with two adjoining seams, how to match and check seam line lengths, how to check side seam shapes.  In the video I show this process on a bodice/skirt combination but the general concepts apply to all your patterns including pants and shirts.

If you can't see the video within your email display, simply click on the link provided.

All these tips will no doubt result in a winning pattern that sews together easily.

Happy Sewing!
Glenda the Good Stitch

Dec 19, 2017

Oh by gosh by golly...'s time for mistletoe and holly.

I'm old fashioned I suppose.  I simply would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for being such a loyal Sure-Fit Designs customer.

May you all have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

Glenda The Good Stitch!

Dec 12, 2017

the Line Drafter Version 2.0

the Line Drafter - Version 2.0

'Now...this is definitely a tool I can use'!

Whether you are a crafter, quilter or garment seamstress, you'll love this latest version of this essential tool...the Line Drafter - version 2.0.  An attached handle gives you that great grip offering extremely easy maneuverability and insuring a steady edge for drafting or cutting all the lines you need.  Drawing on vertical or horizontal surfaces is definitely a breeze.

You'll get a good will never release (like suction cup handles often do).  You'll obtain precision and accuracy with every drawn or cut line, on vertical or horizontal surfaces, which all ensures accuracy and success with all your projects! And's stable & see-through.

1. 24" x 6" (61x15cam) - which is great for long grainline markings
2. 1/8" thick clear plastic - it's see-through, rigid & stable for easy maneuvering
3. Version 2.0 offers increments displaying inches on all 4 sides
4. Has 5/8" (16mm) seam allowance guide on both long sides
5. Has 3/8" (10mm) seam allowance guide on one short end
6. Has 1/2" (13mm) seam allowance guide on the other short end
7. Offers 45 degree angle lines for all your true bias lines and cuts
8. Has 1/4". 1/2", 3/4" and 1" grid lines making drawing and cutting parallel lines a breeze

9. It's all about the Handle: The Line Drafter features a permanently attached handle making maneuverability fast and easy on both vertical and horizontal surfaces!  The handle depth is ideal for a woman's hand to get a solid grip, and yet deep enough for a man's (larger) hand.'s not obtrusive or too large so that it doesn't obscure the ruler markings.

10. Straight or Bias cuts - they're all a breeze with the Sure-Fit Designs Line Drafter V2.0

If you'd like to see a short video (below) on the multiple uses of the Line Drafter, click this video link:

'This really is a tool you can use'!
In the USA, please go to:

For our international customers, please click through to your respective distributor:

In UK/Ireland/Europe go to:

In Canada go to:

In Australia/NZ/Pacific Rim countries: go to

Here's a couple of photos of ladies using the Line Drafter in the recent Fit & Sew Retreat.  They expressed how beneficial it was.

Happy Drafting!

Glenda...the Good Stitch


Dec 4, 2017

Once a Year - FREE Shipping

Merry Christmas the form of FREE shipping for 2 days only!

Have you been waiting for a discount? Just in time for Christmas presents, so take advantage of our Free Shipping - December 5 & 6, 2017.

In the USA, a minimum purchase of $49.95 is required which will get you the versatile Dress Kit.  Go to

All of the 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 -
In South Africa - contact Elsabe Hurn -
In Canada - contact Anna Espindola -
In Australia/NZ - contact Martha Schuster -

(PS - For international countries not serviced by our distributors listed above, feel free to order from the USA site -  You will receive a saving of 50% off of normal ship rates.  But due to software limitations, you will need to add the full amount of shipping when in the Shopping Cart, then when we receive your order, I will issue a refund of 50% for the shipping/postage that was charged.)

We'll definitely get your order shipped to you in time for Christmas.

Happy Fitting & Sewing
Glenda the Good Stitch