Pants for Real People

Pants for Real People

Fit and Sew for Any Body!

Book - 2003 | 4th rev. expanded ed.
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This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all different body types using the twin techniques of tissue- and fabric-fitting. Important sewing choices are highlighted, including choosing fabrics, selecting appropriate alteration tools, and finding styles that are most flattering. The fit-as-you-sew process of making pants is illustrated with progressive photographs of fitting pants for nine women of different size and shapes. Covered are a variety of styles including non-roll and expandable waistbands; centred, lapped, and invisible zippers; faced and contour waistlines; and cargo, double welt, and simple side seam pockets. This replaces 0935278087.
Publisher: Portland : Palmer/Pletsch Inc., c2003.
Edition: 4th rev. expanded ed.
ISBN: 9780935278576
Branch Call Number: 646.433 Pal 2003 3583tc 1
646.433 Pal 2003 3583mm 1
646.433 Pal 2003 3583ul 1
646.433 Pal 2003 3583mv 1
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Jul 15, 2013

Excellent how-to on getting the right fit for a variety of real women's bodies! Lots of photographs, extra tips, step-by-step instructions. I am a professional sewer and had no problem with the text or photos. Some sewing knowledge would be an asset but even the beginner would not find this difficult to understand. Tissue fitting is interesting but I don't use this method as the pattern paper is so thin it rips but if you've got an "assistant" to help then it would be much easier. This one is now on my Christmas wish list! I have often found errors, re instruction, in other books but did not find any in this book.

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