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Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using Any Pattern Paperback – September 1, 2002
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First, it puts too much emphasis on tissue fitting. Tissue is a good first approximation, but tissue doesn't act like fabric, and it's fragile. Tissue fitting is not a substitute for a proper muslin because tissue doesn't drape, and it's only fitting half the body. Tissue fitting does work for boxy, straight styles made of woven materials (I.e. Most patterns from the big four pattern manufacturers) but it fails for drapey knits and close fitting styles. This means that a novice is likely to get frustrated and quit garment sewing because getting a garment to look good takes practice, time and patience. The book also spends almost no time discussing fabric, drape, hang and weight, meaning that a novice is likely to make at least one of the classic blunders and try to make clothing from quilting cotton, which almost never works. Fit is not just a principle of geometry, but of the materials that go into making a flat object into a curved one.
Second, the book has a confusing layout. For a novice, it lays out steps to follow (back, then shoulders, side, then bust) but the book doesn't follow those steps, so a novice can get easily turned around in the pages.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Almost all the alterations are to fit a bigger size, pictures after pictures that only show where the smaller pattern couldn't fit the models, how about showing some of the bigger... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate
This is a wonderful book full of great information and I would give it five stars if not for the horrible organization of said information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by chintz22
I love this approach. It is easy to understand and easy to do! This is a must-own for any home sewer!Published 2 months ago by M. E. Anderson
I first borrow this book from the library to see if it was going to be any good. Oh my gosh, SO GOOD. If you are an avid sewer, but struggle with fit, this is the book for you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by momofthree
I got this book in the mail today and read through most of it. It's very thorough for fitting tissue patterns. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Unicorn Mama