Papermaple Studio Presents: Lynda Maynard and Fitting the Upper Body

Coming Soon

Papermaple is proud to host Lynda Maynard for a two day upper body fitting class.

These classes run concurrently with both the Moulage and the Pants class, so students may choose to take them together or separately.

November 4th - 5th 2023

This is such a valuable workshop for all sewists who want to understand well-fitting garments and how to fit.

The focus of this workshop is to create well-fitting clothes that are beautiful and comfortable to wear.

We will work with properly prepared and well marked muslins test garments.

Each student will learn the required pattern adjustments for his/her specific figure.

The fitting is done on the body and the changes are transferred to the paper pattern.

We will learn about fitting the shoulders, bust, upper back and chest, ribcage, abdomen, waistline and hips.

We will also discuss flattering lines and silhouettes.

Class sizes: 12 people maximum per class

Level: Intermediate

Additional muslin and basic supplies are provided by the studio - and are included in the cost of the class.

*We will be taking measurements on the first day of class. Please wear undergarments that would normally be worn under your clothes so we can achieve an accurate fit. A well fitting bra is important.*

Lunch for each day is included in the cost of the workshop.


Duration: A two day class - from 9am -5pm

What's Included

Muslin, pattern paper and basting threads

Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more

Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day


What level should I be sewing at to take this class?

This class is an advanced beginner/ intermediate class, you should be a confident sewer and have a little hand sewing experience if possible.

How many students are there per class?

The studio is equipped to hold 16 students comfortably, but due to the current circumstances we have a cap at 12 students for the safety of our staff and students.

How much 1-1 time will I get?

Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.

Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?

Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.

Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those!   We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.

Will I finish my garment in class?

We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.

Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.

What refreshments and snacks will be available?

Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and a BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class. There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.

As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options as well as delivery, so we will make a list of those available to you before lunchtime rolls around.

You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.