The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting - Pati Palmer and Marta Alto (Spiral Bound)
Learn all facets of pattern fitting and alteration to give you the background and guidance needed to needed to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company, including the following: Take just one measurement for tops and one for skirts to determine the right pattern size. Find out what to do if you are between sizes or a different size top and bottom. Make a "body map" with a close-fitting dress pattern to see how you differ from the "standard" on which sewing patterns are based. Learn from "real people" examples of a variety of bodies and their individual alterations. Use the book's new "wrinkle dictionary" to identify a needed pattern alteration . See how age can affect body shape, from preteen to octogenarian. Take note of the latest sewing techniques for garment details that affect fit. Learn basic skills for designing or redesigning for a myriad of variations using the same pattern.