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Fitting & Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach
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Anyone frustrated with the results of their own apparel projects needs this guide on their sewing room bookshelf.
Extensive look at the measurements need for particular body/pattern issue. (You will need a partner to take some of these different measurements).
The book discusses the major pattern companies and how their patterns differ and are similar to the others.
It goes into detail the pros and cons of each alteration method.
The authors also point out a new method of alterations, the Seam Method. Unfortunately, there are no decent illustrations or photos to back this method up, or tell you how to do it fully. Do you do this on a muslin? Probably. Can you do this by yourself? I'm presuming you can't, especially if you are working on the back bodice.
In my book there were directions on how to do the pivot and slash method for every alteration but maddeningly there was few direction on this great Seam Method, just a lousy grainy illustration. So does that mean that one can only do the Seam Method on certain alterations?
My book came without section headers and other key pieces of information. Turns out that the publisher did not put these vital pieces of info in and the editor/proofreader did not catch the mistake until too late. So if you get this book you might want to check for section headers, other info and make sure you can understand it all.
There were also concepts like uneven and even amounts of change. I have no idea what this means.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Use this guide consistently. Any information I need on alterations is readily available and easy to understand.Published 4 months ago by Kelli Thomson
Excellent content - very useful for any dressmaker! This book covers how to alter any pattern for any body shape. love it.Published 14 months ago by mary vallere
Still working my way through this book but it is an excellent resource. Lots of detail, good illustrations, very helpfulPublished on January 26, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Any person who sews will know that one of the most important part of sewing is making sure that the clothes fit. If it does not fit no one will wear it. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by DAndra
I really like this book for alterations, however, I find it a bit overwhelming as I am just returning to sewing.. Other books I've bought do not compare to this one. Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Ritzy
This book is a great resource for doing pattern fit and alterations. It is a text book, but there are great illustrations and it helps to keep on hand if you don't do the... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by pachygirl13
I had to purchase this book for a couture sewing class I was taking. It was actually required. Couldn't find it anywhere for less than $125.00. Found it on Amazon used for $30. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Sammi Johns