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Message Board > Fitting Woes > Excellent Book for Simple alterations ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Excellent Book for Simple alterations
Great for fitting problems
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Date: 1/31/12 2:00 AM

Hello lovely sewing community.

There are a heck of a lot of books out there that give instruction on how to adjust or modify a sewing pattern to make a garment fit your shape just right.
I thought I'd share with you a book I purchased recently that I find very helpful. It is called:

'How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns.'
By Lee HOLLAHAN.

The book explains in simple language and lots of step-by-step photos how to adjust basic patterns to fit you better. Examples of some of the areas it covers:

Dart Manipulation
Simple bodice alterations
Simple sleeve alterations
Simple skirt alterations
Simple dress alterations
Simple trouser alterations

The adjustments are all basic but are things that we use in our every-day sewing.

Happy sewing everyone!

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Date: 1/31/12 10:54 AM

Thank you Julia!

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Date: 1/31/12 11:25 AM

thanks just ordered it from amazon.com

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Date: 1/31/12 6:22 PM

me too...ordered from Amazon. It gets excellent reviews there.

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Date: 1/31/12 7:55 PM

This book has mixed reviews here. I have it and while I think it is a good book, it is definitely geared toward the beginner. If you have been sewing for any length of time, you will find your skills extend past what this book covers.

At any rate, you should write a review and post it in the book reviews section.

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