14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Good as far as it goes, which isn't far enough.,
This review is from: Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real People) (Paperback)
First of all, I must say that I've heard excellent reviews of this fitting method, and the courses on this method are all booked up months in advance. It's safe to say I've not heard any complaints about the courses, either. So I thought, surely the book will be helpful until I can get on a course.
Well, it would be if I had someone to help me. The assistance of a second person is absolutely essential to this fitting method unless you are double-jointed with extra-long arms, eyes in the back of your head and can pin tissue without pinning yourself or moving your body - and hence the tissue - as you bend and twist to do so.
I don't think it's made clear enough that this fitting method is - at least in the beginning - essentially a two-person process. The book is nice enough, the system appears well-thought-out and clearly explained, and I'm hoping to book on a course early next year, so I'm keeping the book - but sadly it is a waste of money if you think this book will enable you to fit clothes to yourself, by yourself, all alone. There are other methods to do this such as obtaining a 'sloper' or block, which seem to me to be far better and more versatile for the person working single-handed.
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Initial post: 13 Nov 2011 11:05:48 GMT
A. M. Henderson says:
Thank you. This is one of the most informative comments I read on Amazon.
Posted on 10 Apr 2013 19:02:51 BDT
Isn't this what a dressmaking dummy is for. I've seen excellent instructions elsewhere for creating a body double using a smaller dummy and padding it to your size.
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