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Fitting Your Figure (Threads On) Paperback – July 15, 1994


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Product Details

  • Series: Threads On
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press; First edition (July 15, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156158083X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561580835
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1998
As always, Threads has done it!! This book is full of wonderful ideas, information, and how to do things. Do you have a dress form that does not look like your body? This book offers information and instructions on how to pad the dress form to your size and shape!!! It discusses finding your flattering skirt length, collar choice, turning darts into pleats and much more. This is a book to keep. The information is timeless and even includes some pattern grading information. I would suggest another book (Fitting and Pattern Alteration, for example) for more detailed alteration methods. This book, however, is a treasure. It also discusses altering ready to wear items (waistbands, mostly). It has excellent photographs, instructions, and is easy to read. It is worth every penny!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Humble Stumble on July 31, 2006
I don't own this book YET, but I sure plan to! I borrowed it from the library, and it is marvelous! It's got instructions on how to fit your figure, how to fit a sloper, how to pad a dressform, what colors and skirt lengths are good for your shape, and much more. I'd say experienced or not, great book to have in your library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Pople on February 1, 2009
i found this book most helpful on measuring yourself and also how to pad out a dressmakers dummy there are tips on fitting trouser too.A very good buy for the home seamstress.
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We are all built differently, and very few wear a perfect pattern size. This book helped me find and change a pattern for my unique body shape. I found many answers and examples. Wish I had read it earlier.
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By denise cimochowski on December 27, 2012
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This book will give you all the information that is needed to adjust any pattern that you may have. Thanks
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