From Library Journal
Because people come in all shapes and sizes, commercial patterns often need to be adapted to accommodate individual differences. Here, 23 articles previously published in Threads between 1990 and 1993 show those who sew how such adaptations can lead to making clothes that fit well. While the hints for pattern alterations may seem overwhelming for a beginner, techniques are described in detail. They cover a range of topics for correcting proportion and fit that include taking in or making room for waistbands, turning darts into pleats, and enlarging patterns for off-the-chart sizes. For libraries serving sewing enthusiasts; other titles in the series are Great Sewn Clothes (1991), Fit and Fabric (1991), Jackets, Coats and Suits (1993), and Techniques for Casual Clothes (1994).
Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of Threads provide the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com