The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

Paperback Complete Photo Guide

By (author) Sarah Veblen

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  • Publisher: Creative Publishing International, US
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 18mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Beverly
  • ISBN 10: 1589236084
  • ISBN 13: 9781589236080
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 600 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 19,232

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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 alterationsSee 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.

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Sarah Veblen is a custom fashion designer who focuses on teaching, creating clothing for her clientele, patternmaking and design consultation for young designers, and writing in several venues. She has a Certificate in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College and a BA from Stanford University. Dedicated to promoting the craft of clothing design and construction at all levels, Sarah teaches in her studio as well as other classroom venues and PatternReview.com. She has been a guest lecturer at PACC/ASDP chapter events and national educational conferences; at Threadneedle Fabrics in Essex, Vermont; for CG Garment Designs in Colchester, VT; at G Street Fabrics in Rockville, Maryland; at Cau00f1ada College in San Mateo, California; and for ASG neighborhood groups in Maryland, Virginia, and California. In 2001, she launched her own Intensive Study Program in Fashion Design, developed for both home sewers and sewing professionals. With an emphasis on design, fit, and pattern development, she currently offers classes on patternmaking, working with knit fabrics, many aspects of design, and sewing techniques. Sarah has more than twenty articles and various other written contributions and garments for THREADS magazine, as well as several "how-to" videos for the THREADS website. She was one of the three designers featured in the 1999 THREADS Design Challenge, and she was the overall winner of 2008 THREADS/ASDP "Fluid Fabrics" challenge. She lives in Sparks, MD.

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