Fitting and Pattern Alteration

Fitting and Pattern Alteration : A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

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Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

New to this Edition

~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives
~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content
~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns
~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience

Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501318207.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 30.48mm | 1,589g
  • Bloomsbury Academic USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1,250 bw illus and photos
  • 1628929723
  • 9781628929720
  • 581,785

Table of contents

Acknowledgments, Resources
PART ONE: Get Ready
1. Preparing for Success in Apparel Fitting and Alteration
2. Using the Elements and Principles of Design in Apparel Design and Style Selection
3. Fitting Standards in Apparel
4. Alternative Methods of Figure Evaluation and Style Selection
5. Alternative Methods of Fitting
6. Alternative Methods of Pattern Alteration
7. Personalized Patterns and Sloper
8. Bodices
9. Sleeves
10. Skirts and Pants
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Review quote

No other book addresses the topic as clearly and as concise as this one . . . I would consider it a 'Bible' on the subject. It is packed with information, challenges and solutions. -- Luz Pascal, FIT, US The books strength is that is offers a more objective way of assessing fit by giving guidance on what good fit should be something which is not explicit within the clothing industry. It also acknowledges that ideas of good fit can change given a particular season. The book enables students to approach fit is a logical and systematic way and provides solutions which they understand easily and have the skill set to undertake. -- Paula Wren, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK This is a comprehensive compendium of fitting and pattern alteration information. This text is appropriate for the intermediate student and as a resource, is very accessible and intuitive to use. -- Susan O'Neill, Seton Hall University, US
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About Elizabeth Liechty

Elizabeth Liechty is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University, USA.
Judith Rasband is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA.
Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University, USA.
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