Subject: November News - Sure-Fit Designs


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November News!
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november  2011 newsletter

Welcome to November News - the  Sure-Fit Designs newsletter.

**Plus Size - Full Figure Focus**

See the all new Plus Size page in the Sure-Fit Designs web site.  Great information on fitting the full figure...great new video series.

Click Here

What' New?


New Videos – 7 new videos!

1.  Tight armhole? Watch how easy it is to lower the underarm on the bodice.   

How to Lower the Dress Bodice Underarm - Minor Tune-Up

Follow this link - then scroll down the page: Click Here. 

2.  Narrow shoulders - full bust?  Watch how to reshape the Dress Kit armhole to suit your narrow shoulders and chest.
Minor Tune-Up: Narrow Shoulder to Fuller Bust

Follow this link and scroll down the page: Click Here.

3.  PLUS SIZE Video Series (4)
Sure-Fit Designs can fit your full figure.  Watch this new video series on sizing your patterns up if you need to.  Plus - finessing the Designing Stylus to draw the curves.

Follow this link: Click Here.


All new:  Plus Size Focus

There's now a page on the Sure-Fit Designs web site for the Plus Size figure and fitting with the SFD pattern kits. I encourage you to send photos of your projects as others want to see your successes.  For many, it's the first time you've ever really had garments that fit your frame.  This page is evolving.  This new video series will continue - just let me know what you'd like to see.  Email Glenda

Accessing & Watching the Videos
It's generally best to initially access the SFD videos from the website -  You can watch the video directly from the site, but the image will be quite small.  Or, if you double-click in the center of the video, it will open up the larger video directly on YouTube.



New Blouse/Dress Design Book

The new dress designing book, giving you more current designs to create and sew from your SFD Dress Kit - now has a name:

Creative Fashions:
Beyond Bodice Basics

My goal is to have this book ready in early December
.  Watch for a special announcement and as with the previous pants designing book, you'll be able to purchase on a Pre-Sale special.


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Happy Sewing...


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


Sure-Fit Designs



Phone Orders - Domestic & International & Lay-Aways Welcome


Sure-Fit Designs now has the ability to take your orders by phone.  If you're unsure of internet ordering, or you're simply more comfortable placing your order by phone, this option is now available.  Call 541-344-0422 - Eugene, OR (USA) (PST).

Phone Orders from International Destinations?  Just Google the time zone differences.
Ordering by Phone from International Destinations

Click the video link above.

Lay-Away Purchase Plan - If you'd like to purchase the 3-Kit or Works Combo, but would prefer to spread payments over a few months - this is now an option.  Please contact Glenda for details.

Webinar Event Announcement ASG Online - Tues. Nov. 29!

Mark your calendars for the ASG Online event Nov. 29.  Sure-Fit Designs (and I) will be the featured topic and guest for this webinar.  You don't want to miss this special event.

Go to  ASG - MEMBERS ONLY (Videos & Webinars) to register for this event.

For those of you not yet totally familiar with SFD, you might consider attending.  This is a members-only event for American Sewing Guild (ASG) members, so if you're thinking of joining, here's one more good reason.

Click here to join.

YouTube Video Downloader

There are now 59 how-to Sure-Fit Designs videos on YouTube (and of course on the SFD website).  YouTube now has software that allows you to convert these videos to different file formats...which means if you want to download them for storage on your computer, you are now able to.  Go to to access this software.

A Carousel of Customer's Creations

See more customer's creations -  I love receiving notes of your successes and your photos.

Click here.

Nov/Dec. Web Site Special - Children's Kit on Sale

Sew for your kids, grand-kids and great-grands with the SFD Children's Kit.  It's designed for both boys and girls, toddler's through teens and is chock full of patterns.  Watch this video to see the Children's Kit contents.

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

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.



New SFD Videos

SFD Customer Comments

Nov/Dec Special

There's now 59 How-to Videos to help you get the best fit possible with Sure-Fit Designs.  7 new videos were added this month.


SFD How-To:

1-Minor Tune-Up: Lowering the Dress Bodice Underarm (Dress Kit) Click Here

2-Minor Tune-Up: Refining  the Armscye fit for narrow shoulders & full bust. (Dress Kit)

Click here

3-Phone ordering from International Destinations.  Click Here

3-Plus Size Video Series.  Click Here

A Customer Comment...

My first project was a blouse for my aunt.  I took her measurements and started with the Dress Kit.  I had no problems with  the drawing of the patterns thanks to your very good book instructions and How-To DVD.  Since the sleeve was quite fitted (my aunt prefers a looser fit), I decided to go with the Shirt Kit.  This pattern is even easier to draw, so it was finished very quickly.  I added princess lines to the shirt, cut and sewed it up.  Yesterday my aunt tried it on - and it fitted perfectly!

...So, as you can see, the SFD system works very well.  Thank you for all the work you have put in the SFD system and for all your wonderful videos.  They are very helpful.


B.C. - Munich, Germany


SFD Special

Sew for your kids, grand-kids and great-grands with the SFD Children's Kit.  It's on SALE!

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