Claudette Grant is a recognized “fit expert”, patternmaker, designer. She is an inspiring lecturer with over 13 years of experience in patternmaking/drafting for the non-standard body, 37 years in clothing construction, and over 10 years as a custom clothier/couturiere.
Claudette has been a featured contributor in Threads Magazine (December/January issue, “Making the best Fitting- Pants, EVER”), and columnist for the Broward Times newspaper. She has been featured in the Sun Sentinel newspaper, profiled in the SBDC newsletter, and on Channel 7 television’s segment ’more bang for your buck and Channel 39, Voices of South Florida. Her career spans almost everything from designing a wedding dress with a side train for someone in Hawaii to spa wear uniforms, pageant dresses to maternity wear for the ‘over 40 business woman mother-to-be.’ Claudette is head designer/patternmaker and owner of CGs Couture Designs, specializing in clothing/patterns, specifically but not totally, for the true petite; (the woman who’s 5’4” and under).
Over the past years, much experience has been gained from designing and creating patterns for individuals with a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Prom and pageants are almost as big as weddings and the young ladies of this era get a boost of self-esteem when they choose CGs; as their motto is ‘you can look great, no matter what your shape!
Claudette Grant, a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale appeared on radio talk show (talking fashion with Claudette Grant), hopes in the near future to publish several instructional booklets, a guide to The Perfectly Fitting Pants and Making the perfectly Fitting Bodice, among others. Some of Claudette’s most popular seminar/workshops include:
- Tailoring the Perfect Pants
- Tailoring the Basic Jacket
- Wardrobe Planning
Claudette Grant shares her passion of having the perfect fit and her love of sewing and patternmaking by bringing a new level of confidence to the home sewing community. Her patternmaking skills background, which she terms as the Jameripean method, fashion design, and instructional booklets, will passage the custom clothier, self-taught designer, and home sewing professional, into a new area of discovery. This knowledge allows you to fit and sew with more confidence, more professionally than before.
One of Claudette’s long term goals is to open a fashion Design School in which she hopes to revive and maintain the love of sewing and shape a new generation of designers, seamstresses and sewing enthusiast to the importance and art of Fit.
” We need a Fit Revolution,”, she says.