Reflections & Projections - SFD Jan Newsletter

January 2nd, 2012 at 5:05 am EST


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January SFD News
Reflections on 2011... Projections for 2012!

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january  2012 newsletter

What better time to reflect on accomplishments from the past year and to project new events for the future than at the beginning of a New Year.

Reflections on 2011 ...Projections for 2012!

This letter will give you a brief re-cap of Sure-Fit Designs 2011 events & accomplishments and what you can expect during 2012. 

2011 Reflections...


... 60 free/educational Videos!

From zero to 60 in one year!  We made a commitment to publish videos to assist in your fitting knowledge and education.

 Click Here. 

... Live Chats!

3 Live Chats were offered. One was hosted by  Two were offered by SFD.  If you're interested in reading the transcripts - Click Here.

... Fitting Webinar

ASG (American Sewing Guild) hosted a SFD Dress fitting webinar.  As an ASG member you can access this Nov. 29 event in their Members Only Archive file. Click Here.

... Customer Fashion Carousel

A carousel of revolving photos was added to showcase your creations. Thanks to all who submitted and to those who continue to submit their photos.  Click Here.

... Pants that Mix 'n' Multiply

Released in June - the 1st in a series of designing books augmenting, extending and updating fashions for your SFD Kits.  Click Here.

... Beyond Bodice Basics

Released in December - the 2nd in the series of new designing books - this one focusing on the SFD Dress Kit.  Click Here.

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Happy Sewing...


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


Sure-Fit Designs



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2012 Projections... (Projects)

...The SFD Learning Center

The development of an additional SFD website devoted to increasing your fitting/sewing knowledge, including more videos, fun & free stuff, and downloadable instructions.

...The new SFD Blog

Watch for the new SFD Rebecca, a very novice seamstress, as she learns fitting with Sure-Fit Designs.

...Another new design Book

This time, the focus will be on expanding designing capabilities with your SFD Shirt Kit - What Fun!

...ASG Convention - Houston 2012

I've been invited to be a guest Instructor at this annual event.  This year it will be held in Houston, TX.  I hope to see you there!

...and then - what's to happen next?

I always appreciate your suggestions for new videos or what you'd like to see instructions for - please keep these coming.  And most importantly - keep sewing...keep happy!

Jan. Web Site Special - till Jan. 15 - Beyond Bodice Basics - Introductory Offer

28 pages

7 new designs

2 hr. how-to DVD accompanies the book

Intro Special $21.95 & S+H (Reg. 27.95)

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

'till Jan. 15

New this month - Video #61!

Understanding Seam Allowances & Designing with your Sure-Fit Designs patterns.


SFD Designing:

Do I design with or without seam allowances.  Watch this video for more information.  Click Here
Just scroll to the bottom of this page to watch this video.

A Customer Comment...

I have owned the Sure-Fit Designs kits for many years and recently purchased the updated Pants Kit.  I have just sewn up 4 new shirts and 1 jacket (for a wedding) based on the Shirt Kit and thought I'd send photos.  This Shirt Kit has been a real boon to me both for business and leisure.  I often sew 4 or 5 at a time - much like a production line.  Each shirt has something different - sleeves, yolks, darts or hemline.  I am a member of Australian Sewing Guild and at a recent meeting, showed all the shirts & jacket.


Dixie S. - W.A., Australia

Click through to the Customer Carousel to see her creations!  Click Here.

Beyond Bodice Basics


Introductory offer on the new designing book - Beyond Bodice Basics.  Introductory special is good until Jan. 15, 2012.

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