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DONNAKAYE | Posted in General Discussion on

The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns.  Created by The Editors of Creative publishing International.  Copyright 2005.  On back cover: ISBN – 13: 978-1-58923-227-3; ISBN 10:1-58923-227-5.  Softcover.  I presume a hardcover edition was published in ’05.  Sticker price: $18.95.

This book is new to me.  With 400 how-to photographs that are excellent.  It actually answered a number of questions my mom was no longer around to answer for me, and that’s saying something.  Mom fitted over 30,000 students during her lifetime and was a walking encyclopia of fitting.  I later realized that I didn’t pay as close attention to her while she was living as I should have.

Although it uses slash-and-spread technique, it’s easy enough to visualize and adapt to pivot-and-slide.

I really like this book.  It doesn’t answer every fitting question I’ve ever had, but then it’s been my experience that no one fitting book does.  If fitting is your issue, then I think this is money well spent.

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  1. melanie | | #1

    I agree with you about this book, it's excellent.

     Just one thing to note before anyone buys it - it is the same book previously published in the black-covered Singer series. The same goes for the one titled "Tailoring". I discovered this when I was on the point of buying both at a sewing fair some time ago until I realised just in time that I already had them in the Singer version. Both books are first rate.

    1. DONNAKAYE | | #2

      That's so wild that you posted this, because I realized that just yesterday when I was organizing some of my sewing books.  Thanks!

    2. SewFit | | #3

      Thanks for pointing this out.   I was on the verge of ordering the new book when I read your post.....I also have the Singer version which I purchased back in the late 80's.  It pays to check out my bookshelf occasionally! (LOL)

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