Every Sewer's Guide to the Perfect Fit: Customizing Your Patterns for a Sensational Look

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Achieving perfectly fitting clothes can be a challenge because commercial sewing patterns are designed for a standard figure that may not be quite the same as yours. This book provides user-friendly techniques to alter commercial patterns for a perfect fit & a flattering result. You end up with a master fitting pattern that is a true reflection of your figure, which you can use again & again to customize & design garments that fit correctly, look great, & are comfortable to wear. This step-by-step...
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Overview

Achieving perfectly fitting clothes can be a challenge because commercial sewing patterns are designed for a standard figure that may not be quite the same as yours. This book provides user-friendly techniques to alter commercial patterns for a perfect fit & a flattering result. You end up with a master fitting pattern that is a true reflection of your figure, which you can use again & again to customize & design garments that fit correctly, look great, & are comfortable to wear. This step-by-step guide starts with taking accurate body measurements & comparing them with the fitting patterns from 6 popular pattern companies. Color photos.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781887374439
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/31/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 10.35 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Ch. 1 Getting started 9
Ch. 2 Understanding and comparing fitting patterns 20
Ch. 3 Taking your measurements and preparing the fitting pattern 32
Ch. 4 Fitting problems and solutions 42
Ch. 5 Fitting the bodice 49
Ch. 6 Fitting the sleeve 64
Ch. 7 Fitting the skirt 69
Ch. 8 Fitting pants 78
Ch. 9 Preserving and using your personal fitting patterns 96
Ch. 10 Using your personal fitting patterns as a design tool 112
Ch. 11 Next steps and new directions 136
App Finding a fitting buddy 139
Annotated Bibliography 140
Acknowledgments 142
Index 143
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