Subject: Apples, Pears & Cucumbers? - SFD June Newsletter - Pants


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June: Apples, Pears & Cucumbers?  Are you one of these hip shapes?

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Welcome to the Sure-Fit Designs June newsletter - Apples, Pears & Cucumbers?  No, it's not salad ingredients, but they might be your hip shape!

This month I’m focusing primarily on pants fitting with SFD.  Survey results show that the dominant fit issue/challenge is pants crotch fit - so let's solve those problems.

PS. Make sure to download the email images then listen as I introduce the June newsletter.

What' New?


New Pants Fitting Videos – Refining Your Pants Pattern

In keeping with the Pants focus for June, I have created 6 new informative videos featuring different aspects of fitting and refining your pants pattern if you need to.  Follow this link: Click Here. 

See the last 6 videos on this page:

*Identifying Hip Shapes

*Front & Back Crotch Measuring Refinement

*Fine Tuning the Pant Front Crotch

*Flat Backside Tune-up

*Pants - Dart Manipulation

*Adding the Fly Front Extension & Zipper Guard

Follow this link: Click Here.


Tips ‘n Techniques – Pants Fitting Info

Make sure you read the pants fitting information provided in these articles.

*Pant Wearing Ease

*Pant Front Crotch - Removing Horizontal Folds

*Protruding Tummy - How to Refine CF

  Click Here.  

June 15th. - Live Chat - focus on Pants Fitting with SFD

Don't miss this opportunity to join the third Live Chat with Glenda.   The focus will be on pants fitting with your SFD Pant Kit.

If you missed the last chat, now is your opportunity to join in.
When: Wednesday June 15th.
Time: 5 PM (PST), 7 PM (CST), 8 PM (EST)
Sydney Australia time: 10 AM - Thursday June 16th.
For all other time zones, please consult the World Clock  Click Here.

If you have a sewing related blog, Facebook page or Twitter account, please announce this event to your followers.  They might like to join in and learn more about sewing and fitting with the Sure-Fit Designs system.

Live Chat Registration

Anyone is welcome to join the Live Chat, however I would ask that you register so that I have an approximate attendee count.  I want to ensure my website server can handle the number of participants.
Please register here.


Skype Address:

Remember, you can always Skype me with any questions...I'm here...and always happy to help! Skype address. This is going to make it so much easier for me to actually ‘see’ some of the questions you might have. 

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Happy Sewing...


'Just use Sure-Fit Designs
and be Sure of the Fit!'


Sure-Fit Designs



Video Welcome


First, download the images within this email. (Or you can click directly within the box above.) Then, when you click the forward arrow it will open up a new screen.  Click the arrow again and let the video load.  It will then begin playing.  When done, click the 'X' to close the screen - you will be returned to this email message.

A Carousel of Customer Creations

Many of you have provided photos of your SFD creations - Thank you!    The July newsletter will focus on fitting & sewing with the SFD Shirt Kit.  Please send me your photos of garments sewn with the Shirt Kit - I'll post them for July!  New photos have been added to the Customer Carousel this month - please take a look.

Click here.

Answering Your Questions...

You've all asked some excellent questions.  In response to yet a few more...see the next 2 topics.


Dealing with an Asymmetrical Body?

Asymmetrical body shapes are different from one side to the other.  Very few of us have perfect body symmetry.  It really comes down to these questions.

1. How different is one side from the other?

2. How this is affecting the fit?

3. And, how best to deal with your situation?

Click here for the short article.

Have a protruding tummy?  See a CF tune-up.

High on the list of major fitting issues is the protruding tummy fullness.  See how to modify CF on your pants pattern to accommodate this body shape.  Click here.


Coming in June - Mix 'n' Multiply new Pants Styles!

Watch for this new book featuring 5 different pants styles showing how to draw these styles from your SFD pants blueprint.  Includes general sewing instructions as well as a great Bonus - Yoga/Travel/Comfort pants - plus accompanying how-to DVD - see how to draw  each new style.
As this book/DVD combo nears completion, watch for a mid-month newsletter announcing its creation and take advantage of the Introductory Pre-Order Special.

June Web Site Special -  Upgrade

3-Kit Combo to the Works Combo

Many of you ordered the 3-Kit Combo, and now that you've used the SFD system, you wish you'd have ordered the Works!  Here is your opportunity to get the remainder of the kits, Fashion and Design leaflets, and add optional 50 yd. Tracing Vellum.

Upgrade price + 50yd. Vellum - $76.90 (Reg. 108.85) - plus S&H.

Upgrade price without Vellum - $43.95 (Reg. 72.90) - plus S&H.

To receive this special, it must be ordered from the Specials page on the SFD website.



New Videos

SFD Customer Comments

June Special

With Sure-Fit Designs, your pants really can fit you the very best possible. 

6 new informative videos have been added for your fitting and sewing experiences using the Sure-Fit Designs Pants Pattern.


SFD How-To PantVideo Series - Fitting & Refining your SFD Pants Pattern




See Links Above.

A Customer Comment...

I finally have a great fitting pair of pants, thanks to the Sure-Fit Designs system and the incredible assistance I received from Glenda.  In my opinion, she is the star of the system!  My original draft was easy to develop, and certainly fit me better than any 'straight from the envelop' pattern I've ever tried.  But my 'great fit' is entirely the result of endless patience and guidance from Glenda, addressing my severely tilted waist, uneven hips and various other figure issues.  Over the course of about 3 weeks, we exchanged emails working through all the problems, and Glenda always answered every one of my questions in a timely fashion.  Her service is exemplary, and I highly encourage anyone to give Sure-Fit Designs a try!

K.K. - Sew Fittingly You - Victor, N.Y.


June SFD Special

Upgrade from your 3-Kit Combo to the Works Combo and receive:

Children's Kit,

Men's Instructional Package, and all 10 Fashion Leaflets and 4-pg. Design Sheet.  Plus supplement your supplies with the fabulous 50 yd. Tracing Vellum.

To receive this special, it must be ordered from the Specials page on the SFD website.


 Specials page 



See Link Above.