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about fitting and patterns

mariadelicia | Posted in Patterns on

I am new to this kind of comunication and english is not my native language so excuse me if I can´t explain  things very well.About patterns and fittings I think that  are two methodsthat work best .The first one is to make a sloper that fit well on you testing it with a muslim and then compare it with any pattern you want to make and do the necesary adjustments.The second method is to buy a pattern making book and start with the basics .After a while you´ll be able to do your own patterns and itsn´t as difficult as every body think.

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  1. suesew | | #1

    Your English isjust fine. Good for you for figuring out your own patterns. If you spend the time to find out where you differ from the basics, it really isn't too difficult to make just about any pattern fit. I usually just have to lengthen sleeves, use one size larger for my broad back and lower the bust point if there is shaping there. Once you learn your own "problems" making it fit is very satisfying. May you all have blessings to be thankful for.

    1. ktc | | #2

      You guys are right. I'm fairly new to sewing, and I have used two books to help me do the alterations I need:1) "Sewing for Plus Sizes", by Barbara Decker and**2) "FAST FIT," by Sandra Betzina--VERY easy to find specific solutions. I had a blouse pattern that needed a lot of changes. I made them according to the tips in the books, and was disappointed as I sewed the test garment: "You can't even tell these are princess seams: looks like a bag!"But I tried it on and WOW! It is the best-fitting, most terrific thing I've made yet!I cannot wait to sew the blouse in silk this weekend!Last reminder: never forget ease!

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