Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern

Paperback | September 1, 2006

byPati Palmer, Marta AltoOtherJeannette Schilling

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Presented in a new edition that adds updated pattern industry news and revised rules for selecting pattern size, this easy and practical fitting system requires no measuring, no drafting skills, no muslin mock-ups—and it works with all brands of tissue paper patterns. Real people of all ages are featured in photographs that explain the steps of cutting out pattern pieces, pinning them together, and adjusting the fit. Special attention is paid to tricky challenges such as accommodating a full bustline, adjusting sleeves, or reworking a garment to make it more flattering, as well as alternative fitting methods such as draping and computer design. Metric conversion charts, charts for comparing pattern company bodice measurements, and a history of American dress design (Just where did size 10 come from?) make this book a versatile reference.

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Presented in a new edition that adds updated pattern industry news and revised rules for selecting pattern size, this easy and practical fitting system requires no measuring, no drafting skills, no muslin mock-ups—and it works with all brands of tissue paper patterns. Real people of all ages are featured in photographs that explain the...

Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing and a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company. She is the coauthor of Creative Serging, Pants for Real People, and Sewing with Sergers. Marta Alto is a teacher, writer, and researcher at Palmer/Pletsch and the coauthor of Pants for Real People, The Serger Idea Book, and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2006Publisher:Palmer/pletsch PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0935278656

ISBN - 13:9780935278651

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"This is the most practical and complete book on fitting the body."  —Clotilde