SFD Fit & Sew Retreat DETAILS

Glenda teaching at Our Sewing Room sewing studio - Springfield OR

Class size never exceeds 6 students - you all receive individualized attention.

Sure-Fit Designs
Fit & Sew Retreat Details

The 'Short List' - If you want advance notice of Retreat dates (before they are advertised to the general mailing list), email
Glenda to be put on the 'short list'.  These Retreats generally fill within 2 - 4 days of announcing them.
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**** Although this is a 'fitting' class, basic to intermediate sewing skills are definitely required.
Glenda, you are an excellent teacher and extremely well spoken. Your classes are the best fitting classes I have ever taken and I can recommend them without reservation.  Your professionalism, expertise and courtesy create the perfect learning environment.

Kathy - FL

Fit & Sew Retreats - 2017

2017 Dates:
March 25-30, 2017 -
This Retreat is FULL
June 24-29, 2017 - This Retreat is FULL

Sept. 16 - 21, 2017 - Just opened - total availability!

- To book for a Fit & Sew Retreat, please call Glenda at 541-344-0422 (Oregon)

6 days beginning on a Saturday and ending the following Thursday
- 3 days Pants fitting
- 3 days Bodice fitting

Retreat Fee:
$899.00 if you already have your SFD Kits/Vellum/Stylus
$999.00 if you need to purchase the relevant Kits & tools
50% is due at the time of booking your Retreat (non-refundable)
The balance is due 30 days prior to your Retreat dates

Host hotel is the Comfort Suites in Springfield OR - room rate for 2017 is $109.00/night + tax - you can share with a roommate if you so desire.  Please inform me of your desire to room share at the time of reserving your Retreat.  You are required to book your own room.  Please use this direct phone number - 541-746-5359.  When booking, ask for Paul or Sabrina who are both very familiar with Sure-Fit Designs.  Also, please reference 'Sure-Fit Designs event' when booking your room.  Hotel bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to the Retreat start date.

Additional costs:
Your airfare, food, car rental if you so choose though renting a car is not totally necessary as my husband will don his cauffeur's hat during the Retreat and bring you to and from the hotel to the sewing studio.
Your required sewing supplies like test fabric, thread etc.  A supply list will be sent to you once a specific Retreat is full.

Retreat Facility:
Our Sewing Room, a sewing studio, in Springfield OR (sister city to Eugene OR).  Sewing machines are provided unless you are driving at which point I recommend that you bring your own machine.  See the video on the left hand side of this page to see a bird's eye view of where you will be fitting and sewing.

Personal Sewing Skills:
You must have a minimum of basic sewing skills in stitching accurate 5/8" seam allowances, sewing darts etc.

You will receive the following:
•    6 days intense, individualized instruction and fitting assistance, including a lecture/demo on fitting commercial patterns.
•    Pattern drafting/drawing experience with the Sure-Fit Designs patterns.
•    Gift bag including (some) drawing/drafting supplies
•    Non-stretch elastic for your Yoga/Travel/Comfort pants project
•    Waistband interfacing
•    High cutting table – 1 per student – personal workspace - no need to share your space
•    Use of a sewing machine and serger – no need to bring your own
•    Transportation to and from the hotel to the sewing studio (Note** You will need to take a shuttle/taxi from the airport to the hotel)
•    Lunch is provided on Day 1 – Saturday.  Convenient restaurants are located near the Sewing Studio.
•    Fabric shopping field trip - Thursday.  There are 2 (small) fabric stores within walking distance.
•    Farewell event

**Please note: This Retreat is not suitable for severe asymmetry or personal measurements beyond the master pattern measurements.
Watch this short video introduction and see a class in action.

4 Free Getting-Started Gifts with Subscription

You'll receive:
  • Instructions for this 'Pretty in Peach Princess Jacket' design
  • Instructions for the Color-Blocked T-Shirt
  • 4-pg. essential Guide to Sewing Notions
  • Drawing tool - Designer's Companion (**with 1st order filled from the USA)

You will receive an email asking your to confirm your subscription. (Watch for this in your email Inbox.  If it's not there, check your Junk/Spam folder).  Then you'll be directed to the Subscription Gifts page where you can choose 1 or more of the Welcome Gifts (see Gifts to the right).

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To see what the Designer's Companion is used for and how it is different from the Designing Stylus please click here.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 6 PM (PST)
Often available
Sure-Fit Designs
PO Box 5698
Eugene, OR 97405
In case you're wondering if the fitting class might be just right for you, please read the following...

Thank you again so much for such a wonderful week. I learned so much and had such a great time with you and the other ladies. I appreciate all of your help and endless efforts to ensure I left with slopers that fit me. You are a gracious and encouraging teacher.  I  also look forward to sharing with all my sewing buddies the many things I learned last week. Again, many thanks for your patience with me and my fitting issues.
Kay W. - GA
Can't Attend?

New!   New!   New!

The Sure-Fit Designs™ Bodice Fitting Course is now on DVD
For details Click Here.
The Sure-Fit Designs™ Pants Fitting Course is also on DVD
For details Click Here.
The SFD Shirt Fitting Course is now available on DVD
For details Click Here.