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Personalized Patterns Fitting and Altering
Personalized Patterns Fitting and Altering Author:Extension Home Economics People invest much thought, energy and money in dressing the body. Correct fitting of clothing for comfort and beauty is an important aspect of dressing that presents a challenge. The ability to recognize a well-fitted garment and to know how to achieve a good fit is necessary whether constructing or buying clothing. Though styles change, the... more » standards of good fit remain the same year after year, because they are based on teh structural lines of the body.
One of the most vexing problems for home seamstresses is the fitting of clothing. Many seamstresses are extremely competent at constructing clothing but become discourages when the clothing looks homemade because of poor fit.
There is no easy solution to this problem. It takes time, thought and practice to master the art of fitting clothing. Once accomplished, however, the reward of more attractive clothing makes the task worthwhile. This publication is designed to take you step-by-step through the fitting process and to help you understand the concepts of fitting clothing and altering patterns.« less