The Caprezio Top Sew Along:
1. Just finished watching the video. LOVED IT! Going to go buy some fabric and start my caprezio top. Thanks again, Glenda, for a job well done.
2. Brilliantly explained that even I could follow it. ( I am a beginner ). Glenda gives clear and concise instruction.
3. Thank you for this great sew-along! Everything is so clearly explained that there are really no question marks regarding how to proceed. I have learned a lot and gained new confidence in sewing and cannot wait to apply it to another, similar garment. It's wonderful to see how it is possible to use the master pattern and go from there together with the detailed sewing instructions and the best order of putting it together. Thanks again!
4. Thank you for this great sew-along! Everything is so clearly explained that there are really no question marks regarding how to proceed. I have learned a lot and gained new confidence in sewing and cannot wait to apply it to another, similar garment. It's wonderful to see how it is possible to use the master pattern and go from there together with the detailed sewing instructions and the best order of putting it together. Thanks again!
5. I haven't sewn in a while, but was tempted by the design of the top. I am also a plus size and found the top fit me well and suited by body type. Congratulations Glenda on a versatile pattern!
6. The Caprezio Top Sew Along - Excellent! The videos are remarkable. The sequential clear-step-by-step instructions are easy to follow. The text instructions are succinct and easy to follow. Another great sew-along!
The Little Black Dress Sew Along:
1. This is the first Sew Along I have watched and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As always, very clear instructions .....and I was particularly pleased to learn about lining a dress, very informative.
2. From the time I started watching this video, I felt like I was right in class with Glenda. She has such a calm confident way of explaining the processes involved to achieve a beautiful, professional finished garment . I found this course very well organized and loved that Glenda's instructions not only tell you WHAT to do, but always with timely explanations as to WHY. I am not new to sewing but am new to garment construction. I picked up a few tips along the way that can be applied to other future garments. I would recommend this course not only to experienced sewers but also to beginners. It is clear, concise and the video placed perfectly so that you are able to see exactly what is being taught. I also love that I can always access this course in case I need a refresher. Thanks so much for the inspiration Glenda!
3. Simply AMAZING! It was my intention to watch this course completely before sewing along. The experience was like reading an intriguing novel, couldn't put it down. Glenda's attention to detail is amazing. Her explanation and demonstration at every facet was incredible. I can't wait to sew a muslin to check the fit, as I have lost a few pounds and inches since drawing my first blueprint. Thanks Glenda. Carol Eades
4. Little Black Dress - Love your instructions, presentation, and details! Just starting and plan to take more instructional videos online. Thanks for offering your knowledge and "perfect" fitting ways to sew one's own clothes! Five Star Rating!
5. The Little Black Dress - It was a great and wonderful experience to work along with Glenda. Learned a lot about attaching the lining to a garment as well as the importance of ironing as you go along. Was worth every penny. Thank you Glenda. Charlene Bayard
6. LBD - Lessons are very detailed. I like the most the lining insertion. Thank you
Introductory How-To DVD Lessons:
1. Very Clear and concise videos.
2. Clear concise presentation.
Glenda gave a clear, concise presentation that got me solid results on my very bodice pattern. There wasn't one place where I was confused or had to stop and ask questions. I thought this was a process that would take perhaps a week. Instead it took a few hours (and I'm slow!) My muslin was sewed up and I was amazed at the way it fit.
3. Excellent: The video's explain everything and doesn't make it confusing, simple but with room to grow and change.
4. Excellent Course: Glenda you have a fantastic way of explaining everything a beginner or even a moderate sewer needs to know. Thank you for a well detailed explanation and easy step by step instructions. Would highly recommend to everyone. It is definitely worth buying the DVDs. (S. Sabaz)
5. How-To DVD: Glenda The Good Stitch takes learning materials that could be overwhelming and translates them into easy to understand directions. I have been sewing for years without really understanding the underlying foundations of this beautiful craft! I bought the streaming video and watch it as many times as I need to in order to master techniques I would never have even considered doing before I found Sure Fit Designs. Moreover, the knowledge transfers to commercial patterns! All of a sudden, “I get it!” and am no longer “stuck” on more difficult tasks! Thanks so much! I just love Sure Fit Designs! (B. Fennell)
6. AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!!! Wow! I never thought that creating a pattern for my body type would have been so easy. I am a teacher myself, and I say Glenda the good stitch is an excellent teacher. The videos were easy to follow and straight forward —even a baby could follow. Wow! What an awesome and smart idea. Thank you so much for this program. (A. Scott)
Pants Fitting Course Lessons:
1.This course is magnificent, as is all of Glenda's videos. I enjoy watching all of her videos. Keep them coming.
Bodice Fitting Course Lessons:
1. Fantastic. I love watching Glenda's videos. She simplifies everything, and that's what I love about her. Keep bringing the videos on, Glenda!!! Your friend and fan, Patricia Buis (Tennessee)
2. Bodice Fitting: Just fantastic, Thank you Glenda for sharing all your knowledge. I am so happy to be part of this amazing Sure Fit Design community. M. Schuster - Australia
3. I learned a lot, great course, worth every penny. R Velez
4. Excellent!! Loved going through this course from start to finish... answered so many of my questions about fit..how to do different types of alterations that pertain to me... and I loved the part about not trying to over fit ... Glenda is an excellent instructor.. very clear and wonderful to watch .. looking forward to trying out all of her instructions with my dress kit when it arrives..
Jeans: Behind the Scenes:
1. You did it again, Glenda! Way to go. YEAAAAAAA!!!
Holiday Happy Top Sew Along:
1. Excellent. Glenda makes the hardest of instructions so SIMPLE -- even a child could follow along. That's what I love about Glenda.
The Go Everywhere Shirt Sew Along:
1. I even learned several things that in the years of experience I never learned before seeing Glenda make the Go Everywhere shirt.Great job, Glenda.This video would give lots of confidence to young beginners who have never made a shirt with a collar or perhaps put in buttonholes and buttons.
If I may also say that I find this method of shirt making so much easier than the Wild Ginger Software, Patternmaster Boutique that I have used for over a decade.The measurements for the Sure-Fit Designs patterns are many less steps.Plus, I always had to adjust something even after printing out many pieces of paper to form into pattern pieces, and gluing them together over a light box.This method is faster if you take all things into consideration.So, I am very happy to have discovered Sure-Fit Designs!
2. EXCELLENT VIDEO, as is all of Glenda's videos.
3. It really is the Go Everywhere Shirt: I thought that the instructions were clear, the pictures were excellent, the instructions for making the garment put into a logical order, and the hints and tips so very helpful. What it helped to remind me was, how accurate one must be when measuring and drawing out the pattern pieces; it truly does make the 'making up' process so much easier! I cannot thank you enough for giving me back the enjoyment of pattern design and sewing again. Thank you Gill Scarisbrick
4. I can't wait until I get my sewing room set up and lose the weight to make this darling shirt. It is exactly the pattern I have been looking for to endure the Florida heat and humidity. The course is easy to watch, Glenda is pleasant to listen to and I can just hear the enthusiasm and excitement in her voice. I have researched many sewing programs and this is by far the best quality and well thought out sewing system on the market. Mary Ann Taylor
5. Glenda's instructions were easy to follow both in the design from the basic body blueprint through to the sewing instructions. I particularly like the design of the notched sleeve and the associated sewing instructions. I have two commercial patterns that offer a similar finished look to the sleeve, but that are far more complicated to achieve. I have now made two Go Everywhere Shirts - a 3/4 sleeve with a curved hem as per the sew along and a flounced sleeve with a straight hem. I love them both, they are comfortable to wear, fit like a dream and I find them relatively quick to sew up. I have more planned with variations to sleeves and hems. Thanks Glenda!
1. Glenda makes the hardest pattern drafting so elementary, a child could understand. And for that, Glenda, I THANK YOU. Pat Buis Tennessee
2.The text provided only a summary of the contents. However, the instructional videos were excellent. I would recommend staying on completed steps a little longer. Glenda is a master trainer--the best in the industry. A. Brennan
3. I understand darts so much more now. This course was amazing! I've been shown moving darts in previous sewing classes and followed instructions but not understanding what I was doing. Glenda makes it so understandable and, I can't wait to try them out. Thank you Glenda. - S. Passey
4. An excellent course as are all courses I have seen so far and this one will not be the last one. M. Reuter
5. Darts: Versatile and Amazing! I learned so very much in this course! Darts are as cool as a magic trick! They can be “deployed” to different areas of the pattern and move the fabric into wonderful design shapes! I have sewn my whole life and never understood how darts function in a garment! Glenda the Good Stitch has done it again! Thanks!
6. Darts: Versatile & Amazing - Excellent course. Enough content to be able to learn and gain confidence in wanting to try out the various dart position once I have perfected my sloper Great resource - I have already recommended Sure Fit Designs and in particular the Darts DVD to an Australian lady whilst on holiday in Malaysia!
1. Over and over, I have been taught to make a sloper but no one has ever shown me what to do with it. I have tried through the years, but I have always lost many of the styling features of the commercial pattern I was trying to adapt. Excellent instruction and very practical application! Honestly, this has been one of the most helpful sewing videos I have ever watched. I am very glad that I purchased it.
Setting Secrets...Sleeve Master Class:
1.Great class and video - Loved this and so easy to follow. Thank you Glenda.
2. Clear information, as always! Very helpful to see the larger bicep sleeve tune up and sewing methods actually done. It was a bit confusing at times to figure out the written instructions. For some reason, in the booklet, I did not notice the large upper arm technique of dropping 1/2" at the side seam of the bodice and extending the length by 3/8", so I will try it that way next time. I do have large upper arms so the demo was extremely useful for me. I will need to modify the sleeve the same way for the Shirt Kit sleeve. Even though there is more ease with the shirt sleeve, I still need to enlarge it.
3. BRAVO!!! This was one of the best-explained videos on set in
sleeves. I've been sewing for over 45+ years and I find that there is always
something new to learn. Glenda is a great teacher and thanks so much for the
very detailed class.
4. Very Informative. I found this video very informative to how to make the sleeve wider to give the garment a perfect fit. I learned how to adjust both the sleeve and the bodice top. I will return to this video whenever I need the help with setting in my sleeves.
5. How kind of you to share your sleeve class with your followers! I enjoyed the class very much. What I especially like was the review .pdf available as both a download and as a text review online. That way you cover multiple learning styles. Great job and thanks again. Kathleen S.
6. Excellent. The set-in-sleeve is the most difficult to work with, so the title is relevant. The course was well planned and delivered. Handout is excellent with detailed and well illustrated step-by-step instructions.
7. Good title - fits the topic perfectly. As always, Glenda covers the material in a step-by-step fashion with clear, concise instructions. Well done.
8. Setting Secrets - a Sleeve Master Class. Another excellent lesson -- a good refresher for someone who has been sewing for years! Thank you Glenda for all your courses and for being so clear, concise, and having such great visuals for us to learn from.
9. Large Upper Arm Alteration: I am grateful for this video. In the video Glenda shows how to gradually ease the sleeve into the armhole instead of gathering it, which makes a big difference in final appearance of the garment. Thank you Mrs Glenda for sharing this secret!
10. Excellent: Thanks Glenda, as always you demonstrate it so well. Looks so easy !!
11. Setting Secrets: Fantastic video! Glenda is SO GOOD at what she does. Thanks Glenda.
12. Setting Sleeves: Thanks for this great video course! It's so informative and clear.
13. Setting Secrets - a Sleeve Master Class: I found this a very informative class with good tips to a nice looking sleeve even though I have been sewing for many years I still found it a very good class and would recommend to people especially if you are just starting out in your sewing adventures.
14. Setting Sleeves - Great lesson in setting in sleeves. Thank you, Glenda!
The Long Tailed Big Shirt Sew Along:
1. Thanks for another clear and precise sew-along! Knowing that I would be expertly guided step-by-step through the process, I felt comfortable attempting the collar stand and collar, which I had never tried to sew before. They turned out perfectly! I just love the fold-up cuffs and will try to use them for other designs as well. All-in-all this is a practical, useful and excellent course..
2. As with any of Glenda's sew alongs or dvds -- it was FANTASTIC! P. Buis
Princess Line Perfection - Master Series:
1. Very informative. Thank you for your clarity in instruction.
2. EXCELLENT - Excellent demos on detailed drawing for personalized blueprint; excellent explanations and reminders of the order of progression. Order of adding grainlines, removing darts, opening new darts, adding seam allowances are well worth repeating as you instruct. Love the sewn examples for today's fashions. As good as being there with you! M Dumas
3. Wonderful Princess Line Course - Before I discovered Sure Fit Designs I avoided princess seams altogether because I could never get them to fit. Lately I've been experimenting with princess seams using my body blueprint and have been very happy with the results. This FREE course couldn't have come at a better time for me! Glenda clearly presents how to create various kinds of princess seams for both the front and back of the bodice and the method for placing a princess seam up the back of pants is included. I watched the course all at once and I know I'll be referring back to it again and again! Thank you for offering this free course! E. Myers
4. Golden Nugget - Very detailed without the fluff. I wish I had this info. decades ago when I first started sewing. Thank you Glenda. - R. Bradford
5. Princess Line Perfection: I just finished watching the entire video on princess lines. What an informative video. I have never seen this design detail explained so clearly, concisely and thoroughly. I am now looking forward to constructing Princess line garments. Thanks so much Glenda.
6. Adding Princess Seams: These videos make it crystal clear how to get a perfect ,slimming fit with princess design lines. Glenda takes you thru the process step by step. Thank you for showing us how easy it is!
7. Best teacher ever. Lea C.
8. One of the most Excellent "how to" videos I have ever seen. Thank you Glenda.
9. Really enjoyed clarity of demonstration and materials covered. Thank you so much for being a great teacher. I never knew front seam in pants were called princess seams also.
10. The Princess Line Perfection Master Series was very complete and easy to follow. Once completed, you will feel confident to design the perfect princess line. It's a great alternative/option for those that reluctant to tackle darts. - C Paynter
1. The Basic Blouse Design Along: Thanks for this sew along. I learn something each time I review one of your courses. Dorothy
2. The Basic Blouse Design Along: OH GLENDA, I can't begin to tell you how much I ENJOYED this design along. I have learned so much from it. I know I will never get to come to one of your retreats. My only hope is that you will CONTINUE them online. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do a design along on different types of jackets. Thanks for all the videos that you do (I have them all), and I will purchase more as you get them made. Your sewing friend always, Patricia Buis
3. Basic Blouse making sense: As always, Glenda does a superb job of explaining what she is doing and why. This course, even though I have made several garments, explained and helped in several areas that I just hadn't gotten perfect. It helped to see it done in a very concise easy way. Great beginner or intermediate course. - L.W.
1. Nautical Flare Top: Thanks you so much for the course. I have made my pattern and now have to get my fabric. I will post a photo when it is finished. Your notes are so good and the videos make it even better, like being in a class. Thanks again Margaret
1. Men's Pants Instructions: As usual you are extremely precise in your teaching and showing how it's done. Thank you so very much. Lea Cooks
1. As usual Mrs Glenda is perfect. Lea Cooks
Thanks so much to all of you who have written reviews of the courses you've participated in. I am grateful to all of you!
Glenda...the Good Stitch!