This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all different body types using the twin techniques of tissue- and fabric-fitting. Important sewing choices are highlighted, including choosing fabrics, selecting appropriate alteration tools, and finding styles that are most flattering. The fit-as-you-sew process of making pants is illustrated with progressive photographs of fitting pants for nine women of different size and shapes. Covered are a variety of styles including non-roll and expandable waistbands; centered, lapped, and invisible zippers; faced and contour waistlines; and cargo, double welt, and simple side seam pockets.
|Series:||Sewing for Real People Series|
|Edition description:||Fourth Revised and Expanded Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)|
About the Author
Marta Alto is the coauthor of Fit for Real People, Jackets for Real People, The Serger Idea Book, and Sewing Ultrasuede. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and the author of Creative Serging, Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing, and Sewing Ultrasuede. They both live in Portland, Oregon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is full of illustrations and color pictures. There are problem solvers for all types of figures, small frame to extra large frame. There are chapters on zippers, darts, pockets, linings and jeans for the whole family. If you sew pants for yourself or others this is a must have book, if you don't sew you will find out what is wrong with the fit of your "off the rack" purchased pants.