Lorraine Henry

Lorraine is a specialist in sewing, fitting and pattern alteration for Conselle Institute of Image Management. She has been an avid sewer since age 6 when she started making hand sewn doll clothes. Her friends loved to play dolls with her as she had more clothes than anyone. At age 10 experience with a real sewing machine began through the 4H program. With 8 years of clothing construction through 4H and high school Home Ec. Classes, she had a firm foundation in all aspects of clothing construction.

With a B.S degree in Clothing and Textiles she has been a university instructor and has taught classes nationally and internationally at sewing related shows. Teaching newest method of pattern alteration and fit is her favorite thing to do. She is the creator of the Two Easy Measuring tape set with an instruction booklet which has been an aid for achieving a good fit for fashion sewers throughout the world. She has also written articles on pattern alteration for Sew News Magazine. With 40+ years of experience as a custom dressmaker/tailor and teacher, she has a wealth of knowledge to share with you about sewing and fit.

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2018 Teaching Schedule

Date Location Event
Jan. 22 - Feb. 3London , UK
Feb. 28 – Mar. 4Puyallup WA Sew Expo
Mar. 8-10Atlanta, GA Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Mar. 15-17Lakeland FL Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Apr. 5-6Cleveland OH Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Apr. 9-14Provo/Orem UT Conselle Fabulous Fit Retreat
June 7-9Arlington, TX Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
June 21-23Reno NV Quilt and Sewing Show
June 25-30Provo/Orem UT Conselle Fabulous Fit Retreat
Aug. 13-18Provo/Orem UT Conselle Fabulous Fit Retreat
Sept. 20-22Cincinnati, OH Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Oct. 4-6Provo/Orem UT Conselle Fabulous Fit Retreat
Oct. 22-27Provo/Orem UT Conselle Fabulous Fit Retreat
Nov. 15-17Novi MI Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Products Created by Lorraine

Wiggle Weights

These flexible weights can be positioned around curves as well as placed on straight edges for more accurate cutting. A pattern maker found that using long weights rather than spot weights or pins reduced cutting errors due to slippage of the fabric under the pattern while cutting. Come in a set of 5 – (1) 14” long, (1) 5” short and (3) 10” medium lengths.

Measuring Made Easy Booklet and Tape Set

This 42 page booklet will walk you through how to mark the body for measuring and the locations of all the measurements one needs for accurate fitting. The 0 on the Two Easy Tape is designed to make it easy to get front and back measurements separately. The Inseam Tape is slipped onto the 0 on the Two Easy Tape to get accurate front/back crotch lengths and inseam length at the same time.

Scissor Lanyard

This stretchable Lanyard is perfect for keeping your small scissors close to you for clipping threads, trimming seams etc. Every dressmaker/tailor/ quilter/embroider/ knitter should have one! A true sanity saver from misplaced scissors!

38" Tether 44" Tether
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