Fitting Your Figure from Threads

Fitting Your Figure from Threads

by Threads Magazine, Threads
     
 

Making clothes that fit is one of the best reasons to sew. But it is also one of the biggest challenges a sewer faces. This book features tips on how to adjust patterns so that the finished product will fit beautifully, even if one's true size if "off the charts".

Overview

Making clothes that fit is one of the best reasons to sew. But it is also one of the biggest challenges a sewer faces. This book features tips on how to adjust patterns so that the finished product will fit beautifully, even if one's true size if "off the charts".

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Because people come in all shapes and sizes, commercial patterns often need to be adapted to accommodate individual differences. Here, 23 articles previously published in Threads between 1990 and 1993 show those who sew how such adaptations can lead to making clothes that fit well. While the hints for pattern alterations may seem overwhelming for a beginner, techniques are described in detail. They cover a range of topics for correcting proportion and fit that include taking in or making room for waistbands, turning darts into pleats, and enlarging patterns for off-the-chart sizes. For libraries serving sewing enthusiasts; other titles in the series are Great Sewn Clothes (1991), Fit and Fabric (1991), Jackets, Coats and Suits (1993), and Techniques for Casual Clothes (1994).-Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561580835
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Threads On Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.26(d)

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Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of Threads provide 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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