Judy Kessinger – Tops That Fit




Judy Kessinger - Tops That Fit

Size doesn’t matter — whether you’re designing and creating your own clothes or just tweaking what you already have.  Let the Fit Doctor show you how to make simple fitting changes to create your comfortable style.   Learn how to use the FitNice system to fashion a whole new look with a whole new wardrobe. Join Judy Kessinger as she walks you through creating your own personal pattern for tops using her system! Your personalized pattern can be altered to create new looks, all while maintaining your perfect and most flattering fit!

In this class you will learn:

  • Fixing Some Fitting Issues
  • Gathered V-Neck Top Construction
  • How To Cut A Princess Garment
  • If You Need A Larger Size Pattern
  • Let’s Face It – How To Copy Necklines
  • Measuring For Master Top Pattern
  • Make Just Cap Of Sleeve
  • Sewing For Pre-Teen & Teen Sizes
  • Sew Slim Knit Top
  • The Easy Way To A Perfect Fit
  • Changing The Pattern For Men
  • Create A Raglan Pattern
  • Lay Sleeve On Top of Front/Back Pattern
  • Sewing For The Men In Your Life
  • The Dondi Top


Skill Level:

Skill Details:
All skill levels welcome!

Instructor Name:
Judy Kessinger

Instructor Bio:
Judy Kessinger started her career owning and operating a small retail fabric store in Louisville, Kentucky. She traveled nationwide holding seminars for Hancock Fabrics for over 25 years, designed costumes for national and international figure skaters and created a fast and easy way to conquer fitting problems for that field.

Judy’s next goal was to make stress-free sewing with simple solutions for fitting. Her personal style included many relaxed, comfortable but well fitted outfits. In her search for the “perfect” pattern she decided to use her experience and create the system herself. The Master Tops and Master Pants patterns were born! Once you FIT the basic pattern, you can build and create an entire wardrobe on those two patterns.

She is known by many as the Fit Doctor, curing the ills of the sewing ‘blues’. Sewing is the easy part but it’s the FITTING that makes garments come alive and compliment the body instead of just covering it!

Judy has been blessed to have touched the lives of countless women, teaching them the tricks of looking trim and feeling fantastic by simply fitting themselves properly.