About Sarah

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Dedicated to promoting all aspects of garment sewing — from construction to fit, patternmaking and design — Sarah Veblen offers hands-on instruction, mentoring, and online consultations to sewers of all skill levels.

Sarah’s extensive knowledge of fit and garment making comes from several decades of creating custom clothing for her clientele, specializing in fit, innovative pattern design, and quality construction. She now primarily teaches, and her focus continues to be on helping women create a wardrobe that is comfortable and compatible with their lifestyle.

Sarah enjoys immersing herself into her student's learning process. She teaches in her Baltimore area studio and other classroom venues, as well as online through PatternReview.com. She is a frequent guest lecturer and often holds workshops for sewing groups and organizations across the country.

Sarah has authored many articles and publications on sewing and design, including her books, The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting and First Time Garment Fitting, and writes her own occasional blog. Sarah has made a series of instructional fitting DVDs, produced by THREADS, on skirt and bodice fitting and on making stylistic changes to a master pattern. Sarah has been a consultant to several small label women's clothing companies as well as a patternmaking consultant for Fit For Art Patterns, with whom she collaborated to develop the Eureka! Pants that Fit pattern.

Sarah has a Certificate in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College and a BA from Stanford University. She is an active member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP), the American Sewing Guild (ASG), and the Haute Couture Club of Chicago (HCCC).

For a personal look at how Sarah came to sewing, developing her business, teaching, and writing, you can read part one and part two of an interview with Chicago ASG's Wendy Grossman.