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If you want your dressmaking to work..GET THIS BOOK!,
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This review is from: FIT FOR REAL PEOPLE 2ND EDITION: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real People) (Paperback)
I purchased this book last year..I came across it after searching for books on the subject of fitting here on Amazon. I'd been having dressmaking lessons for a year and though I was sewing well...none of the garments I made from patterns seemed to fit okay!
Well all I can say is this book has transformed my projects. I've learnt how to do a 'tissue fitting', correct bust measurement and do a 'full bust adjustment'. So now clothing fits me around the shoulders and bust. I've also learnt about doing a 'swayback' adjustment, as swayback is something I've had since a child..now my skirts and dresses sit okay on me. As a result I've now made a winter coat, dresses and skirts that all FIT ME (and I love them)!:-) There are loads more adjustments too for things like one hip higher than the other, hunched back and different body shapes. The authors also show you how to increase of decrease the size of patterns (handy for vintage patterns).
If you want to pick up a sewing pattern and know that your finished garment will fit you really well..buy this book.