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 is very easy to use, beautifully illustrated, and oh so easy to understand.
There is a comprehensive index and even a list of the patterns Sandra wears in her photos that appear throughout the book.
This book explains a lot about altering patterns to fit different body types, just what I needed!
The index and illustrations in this book make it a quick and easy reference for sewing adjustments when fitting a muslin.Published 3 months ago by PenWalk
This book helps with trouble spots on bodies. I have always made my clothes because anything off the rack never fit me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elizabeth J. Nowak
Sandra Betzina books are great books for anyone that sews. She understands how to fit those people that don't have a size 6 figure!Published 5 months ago by Mollie
Sandra Betzina is A-#1 and the book is clear and to the point. Unfortunately, it is not applicable to any of my fitting problems! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Megan T. Fleming
This product probably has a limited audience. It's for people who make clothes for themselves or others. it's a help in fitting all sizes and shapes.Published 13 months ago by MRS. C.D. SCHAFER
I bought this for the pants fitting section and it's been a real help. The illustrations are easy to follow and the illustrations of the fitting problems along with the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lou Ann Atwood
very specific instructions with good visual examples. Sandra really knows a lot about sewing fitting, technics, etc. Worth having in your sewing libraryPublished 16 months ago by Denise Gore
I love this book! I first got it out from the library and after reading some of the great fitting tips to help to fit a sewing pattern I was making, I just had to have a copy of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Slimstyle
Well, I love Sandra Betzina, so whatever she writes I will buy. She gives brief concise fitting techniques for all body types. This is definitely a keeper.Published 18 months ago by D. King-Abraham