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The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns [Paperback]

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.26" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Creative Publishing international
ISBN  1589232275  
EAN  9781589232273  
UPC  052944015237  

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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

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Not for Fatso...  Oct 9, 2008
I'm a plus size woman who was looking for a book on how to create your own fashions. This is not it. All of the information in it applies to the small community only.
Clear Photographs of Fit Issues  Sep 24, 2008
This is my most used fitting resource. It is extremely easy to pinpoint your fitting errors by comparing your garment to the clear photographs of fit issues in the book. Accompanying these are explanations and instructions for the alteration needed (along with additional photos of what the altered pattern piece looks like). There is a section on figure variations, where the 'standard' figure is shown alongside common figure variations (for example: average thighs, compared to full thighs and thin thighs). All of the pictures in the book are actual photographs of real women, which is immensely helpful for comparison to one's own figure. This book is organized, easy to use, and extremely useful; use it make your garments tailored perfectly to your unique figure.
great help  Sep 10, 2008
this has been a great help for adjusting patterns and getting a better fit. easy basic. and easy to understand including pictures for those of us who learn better by hands on doing. then just reading in a book.
Excellent information  Aug 29, 2008
Wow! This book is amazing. Even if the alteration information was terrible (which it's not), the beginning of the book would be well worth it's price. It begins by teaching you how to select the right pattern first. The authors explain how commercial patterns are built, and the differences between classic, relaxed and dramatic fit. The fitting section begins with a comprehensive figure analysis. Rather than having you squint at yourself in a mirror and decide, "Why yes, I AM a perfect hourglass figure," it explains how to make a full-sized body drawing, label the points and literally connect the dots to reveal your body type.

The book is stuffed with pictures. There are tons of pictures showing "average" body parts, and bodies on both sides of average. It was really easy to look at the pictures and say "Those are my arms. That's what my inner thigh looks like." I also didn't have to try to figure out how to perform each alteration, because there are detailed pictures that show every single line, snip and slide. It covers a wide range of alterations, explaining adjustments for shoulders, arms, waist, hips, thighs, bust, abdomen, and seat. Each adjustment section is then divided into minor adjustments and major adjustments, shows procedures for doing both, and includes the maximum recommended amount of adjustment so you don't distort your pattern. For each variation from average, the book includes a chart the explains the fitting goal, flattering styles and details, unflattering styles and details and common pattern adjustments. It helps you start out by choosing a pattern that is likely to flatter your body without a lot of adjustments. Finally, I felt like the book avoided judgemental labels like skinny/fat, large/flat, which I appreciated.

My only (extremely small) issue with this book is that some of the fashion photos are outdated. This must be a later edition of a previously published book. Although it is copywritten 2005, some of the clothing styles look like mid to late 1980's. This absolutely does not affect the information in the book, since it is talking about alterations, not choosing fashions. However, it came up just a couple times, such as the author's enthusiastic embrace of shoulder pads, and a complete lack of discussing bootcut pants and where they fit on the body-type spectrum. On the whole, it was a very small issue. Just don't look too closely at their fashion plates at the beginning of each chaper!

All in all, this book is fabulous. If you want a coffee table book about current fashions, skip it. If you want a book that will help you make your clothing fit, this is the one! It's the first alteration book that I have purchased, and I can't see needing anything else. It is clear, complete, and so easy to follow.
Looks like a good book  May 27, 2008
Haven't been able to use the book since I had already fiqured out the fit for my daughter's wedding gown before I found out about the book, but looks like it will be helpful for future projects. Got the book in short time and in good condition.

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