The introductory section explains how to take proper measurements, choose the right size, and approach the pattern-alteration process. Illustrations of altered patterns show precisely how to cut apart and reposition the pattern pieces, although some details may need a bit of interpretation since the patterns are shown quite small. One other drawback is that, easy as these fixes may generally be, they're not necessarily fast from the start, since Betzina recommends that you first make a fitting shell to highlight problem areas. (But once you've figured these out you can then apply the information to many patterns.) All in all, this is a good reference, and unless you know how to draft your own patterns from scratch, you'll probably benefit from Betzina's help. --Amy Handy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book was highly recommended by a local garment sewing instructor and I can see why. Should be a very useful addition to my sewing library.Published 1 month ago by Menzrob
Great addition to my sewing reference library. Book is in very good condition. No marks or torn pages. Very happy with my purchase of a used book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NitaP
Having this feels as if she's right by my side. My copy is pretty well-loved (beat up!) by now, and I appreciate the notations she has us enter on the charts. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Upbeat
Like most sewers, I have a shelf of "how to fit" books. Most have a dozen steps, and are so complicated that you take one look and put them on the shelf, never to be looked... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Artsie
First, I must say the quality of paper this book is printed on is wonderful. I ordered the paperback and it will surely hold up as a most useful reference book must. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs. D
This will help me in my business and school. Good information and easy to use.Published 8 months ago by Aleen Holt
Great book! Just what I was looking for.
I really need to know the information in it, since my figure is changing with age.
Fortunately, I love to sew.