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Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!

With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn:

- The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting

- How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds

- How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems

- How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily

- Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations

See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.

Synopsis:

This is a comprehensive how-to book about altering commercial patterns to customize the fit to one's own body before cutting out fabric and sewing the garment. Poor fit is the number one reason many sewers get discouraged with garment sewing. Author Sarah Veblen guides the reader through the steps of sewing a muslin test garment, fine-tuning the fit by pinning the garment to mold perfectly to the wearer's body, marking the adjustments, and then transferring those alterations to the commercial pattern. Veblen had developed this method during her career as a professional sewer and teacher and it is far more comprehensive and accurate than quick-fix flat-pattern methods in which patterns are altered using only a few body measurements. The results produce a perfectly fitting garment every time.

Synopsis:

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Good fit improves the comfort and appearance of any garment and is the reason many people sew their own clothes. However, it\'s common to worry about ruining a pattern when you cut it apart to make a fitting adjustment. The Perfect Fit makes pattern alterations easy with proven methods illustrated step-by-step. This complete guide includes analyzing a figure, measuring the body, customizing the pattern, and fine-tuning the fit with small adjustments like moving buttons and reshaping darts. The Perfect Fit shows how to change a commercial pattern sized for millions of women into a sewing blueprint sized to fit your figure alone.

Altering patterns has never been easier, thanks to the help of 400 step-by-step photographs!

'

About the Author

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Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company\\\'s current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black and Decker and Singer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Laying the Foundation

Developing a Solid Approach to Fitting

Why Fitting is Complicated

Each Individual is Unique

Pattern and Fitting Basics

How Patterns are Developed

Finding Your Way Around a Pattern

Garment Silhouettes and Ease

Choosing a Pattern Size

Tools for Pattern Work and Fitting

The Interrelationship Between Patterns and Fitting

Overview of the Fitting Process

Recognizing Fitting Issues

A Framework for Fitting

The Fitting Axis

The Horizontal Balance Line

Fundamentals of Fitting Muslins

Learning to Look

The Body as “Volume”

Fitting Others and Yourself

What to Wear for a Fitting

Preparing the Test Muslin for a Fitting

Clipping and Marking During a Fitting

Pinning

Keeping the Muslin Balanced

Fitting Order

Fitting Tips

Assessing the Fit

Fundamentals of Altering Patterns

Glossary of Patternmaking Terms

Making Flat Pattern Adjustments

Transferring Muslin Markings to the Pattern

Blending Seams, Using the Rulers, and Adding Seam Allowances

Lengthening and Shortening Patterns, and Grainline Arrows

Walking and Truing a Pattern

Placing and Creating Notches

Controlling Patterns with Built-in Ease

Truing Difficult Seams

Moving the Placement of a Seam

Moving a Dart to a New Location

Truing Dart Legs

Scaling Patterns Up and Down

Working in an Efficient Order

Developing your Ability

The Process of Fitting Garments

Skirt

Bodice with Darts

Bodice with Shoulder Princess Line

Jacket with Side Panel with Set-in Sleeve

Tunic with Armscye Princess Line

Bodice with Raglan Sleeve

Fitting Solutions for Body Types and Related Pattern Alterations

Bust

Back

Sides

Shoulder Line and Neck

Set-in Sleeves

Raglan Sleeves

Waist and Hips

Fitting Pants

Understanding Body Mass and Pants Volume

Fine-tuning the Fit

The Process of Fitting Pants

Body Type Examples

Typical Pants Pattern Alterations

Going to the Next Level

Correcting Pattern Elements Affected by Fitting Changes

Waistbands

Facings

Collars

Linings

Get Creative

Using Style Lines to Create Pleasing Proportions

Dart Equivalents

Collar Variations

Cuffs and Sleeve Hems

About the Author

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589236080
Author:
Veblen, Sarah
Publisher:
Creative Publishing International
Author:
Editors of Creative Publishing
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Subject:
Fashion
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Complete Photo Guide
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.81 x 8.25 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
This is a comprehensive how-to book about altering commercial patterns to customize the fit to one's own body before cutting out fabric and sewing the garment. Poor fit is the number one reason many sewers get discouraged with garment sewing. Author Sarah Veblen guides the reader through the steps of sewing a muslin test garment, fine-tuning the fit by pinning the garment to mold perfectly to the wearer's body, marking the adjustments, and then transferring those alterations to the commercial pattern. Veblen had developed this method during her career as a professional sewer and teacher and it is far more comprehensive and accurate than quick-fix flat-pattern methods in which patterns are altered using only a few body measurements. The results produce a perfectly fitting garment every time.
"Synopsis" by , '
Good fit improves the comfort and appearance of any garment and is the reason many people sew their own clothes. However, it\'s common to worry about ruining a pattern when you cut it apart to make a fitting adjustment. The Perfect Fit makes pattern alterations easy with proven methods illustrated step-by-step. This complete guide includes analyzing a figure, measuring the body, customizing the pattern, and fine-tuning the fit with small adjustments like moving buttons and reshaping darts. The Perfect Fit shows how to change a commercial pattern sized for millions of women into a sewing blueprint sized to fit your figure alone.

Altering patterns has never been easier, thanks to the help of 400 step-by-step photographs!

'
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