Fitting Solutions; Pattern-Altering Tips for Garments That Fit

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Now you can sew clothes that really fit. Here are dozens of easy pattern alterations compiled from Threads magazine. You'll find solutions for many fitting challenges, including how to adjust necklines and collars, fit a variety of shoulder shapes, make comfortable sleeves, prevent shirts from shifting to the back, correct the back waist length, adjust patterns to fit the bust, eliminate gaping armholes, fit the mature figure, make the waistband fit, make pants adjustments, and fit princess-style seams. Whatever ...

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Overview

Now you can sew clothes that really fit. Here are dozens of easy pattern alterations compiled from Threads magazine. You'll find solutions for many fitting challenges, including how to adjust necklines and collars, fit a variety of shoulder shapes, make comfortable sleeves, prevent shirts from shifting to the back, correct the back waist length, adjust patterns to fit the bust, eliminate gaping armholes, fit the mature figure, make the waistband fit, make pants adjustments, and fit princess-style seams. Whatever your skill level, here are fitting techniques to help you achieve sewing success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561581108
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Sewing Companion Library Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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As a leading source for all things related to garment sewing, Threads magazine is committed to serving sewers of all skill levels and providing the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Whole Figure
Choosing a Pattern Wisely 3
Adjusting Patterns for Height 5
Big on Top, Small on Bottom 10
Adjusting for Short Back Waist 12
Fitting for the Mature Figure 14
Asymmetric Bodies 20
Ch. 2 Neck, Shoulders, and Arms
Fitting a Jewel Neckline 23
Multiple Neckline Corrections 26
Short, Thick Neck 29
Shoulder-Pad Alterations 31
Uneven Shoulders 37
Shirts Ride to Back 38
Square Shoulders 40
Round Shoulders, Flat Rear 40
Broad Back 43
Forward-Thrust Shoulders 44
Fitted Sleeves 47
Sleeve-Length Adjustments 53
Large Upper Arms 58
Sleeves that Bind 62
Ch. 3 The Bust
Full Bust 65
Dartless and Princess Styles for a Full Bust 69
Altering Princess Styles 69
Small Bust 74
Full Bust, Dartless Patterns 77
Vest Gapes at Armscye 79
Narrow Back, Full Bust 82
Jacket Hem Rides Up 84
Full Bust, Hollow Upper Chest 86
Ch. 4 From the Waist Down
Skirt Waist Adjustments 89
Fitting Pants 97
Pants for a Pear-Shaped Body 101
Pants for a Flat Seat 103
Pants Creep Up 107
Pant Legs Turn In 113
Heavy Thighs 114
Maternity Clothes 115
Uneven Hips and Legs 117
Fluctuating Waist Size 118
Index 120
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