Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Paperback)
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Short Description for Fit for Real People Presents an easy and practical fitting system that requires no measuring, no drafting skills, no muslin mock-ups, and can work with various brands of tissue paper patterns. This book features photographs of real people of all ages that explain the steps of cutting out pattern pieces, pinning them together, and adjusting the fit.
- Published: 01 September 2006
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780935278651 ISBN 10: 0935278656
- Sales rank: 10,183
Full description for Fit for Real People
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.