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Threads Fitting For Every Figure
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Date: 9/17/12 12:21 PM

Release Date October 16, 2012

Will you be adding to your library?

Fitting is the most in-demand topic for sewers. Whether you are a home seamstress or a professional designer, knowing how to create garments that fit every figure is essential. With Threads Fitting for Every Figure, the toughest fitting challenges are solved. This comprehensive sewing reference from the editors of Threads covers the basics of pattern fitting and includes easy-to-follow sewing techniques that are the hallmark of Threads magazine, a household name in garment sewing. With material appropriate for all skill levels, this book also offers solutions to intermediate-level fitting quandaries and advanced couture-level fitting techniques. Featuring 200 color photos and 100 illustrations, these pages cover everything from assessing your figure and working with patterns to fitting the bodice, fitting for pants and skirts, as well as specialty techniques. With more women learning to sew their own clothing and accessories, Threads Fitting for Every Figure is bound to be an instant classic.

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Date: 9/17/12 3:21 PM

Interesting. I wonder if this is new content, or repurposed articles from issues of the magazine?

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Date: 10/5/12 2:24 PM

Has anyone previewed this book? It sounds like it covers so many fitting issues in 224 pages. I wonder about the format, photos, drawings, directions, etc. There is no "look inside" feature on Amazon or the Threads website.

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Date: 10/5/12 5:51 PM

Fitting Basics
Garments for Fit
The Importance of Ease
The Dress Form
The Pants Form

Working with Patterns and Muslin
Using a Camera to Fit
Making a Muslin

Fitting the Bodice
Fitting the Bust
The Shoulder Slope
Fitting the Armscye
Fitting the Sleeve
Using Ready-to-Wear for Fit
Fitting the Abdomen
Fitting the Back
Fitting the Neckline
Fitting the Bodice with a Muslin
Fitting Knit Tops

Fitting Pants and Skirts
Fitting the Waist and Hip
Fitting a Skirt
Fitting Pants
Better Fit with a Two-Piece Waistband
Fitting Bottoms for Fuller Abdomens
Fitting High Hips or a Swayback
Fitting Wide Hips and Slender Legs
The Pants Pattern
Fitting a Full Seat
Fitting a Flat Seat 1
Drafting a Custom
Pants Pattern

Specialty Fitting Techniques
Draping the Bodice
The Bodice Block
Draping a Skirt Sloper
Copying Existing Garments
Sewing for a Changing Figure
Sewing for a Mature Figure
Fitting Bras
Cloning a Favorite Bra
Fitting Swimsuits

Tools for Fitting and Alteration
Measurement Notes
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Date: 10/5/12 8:15 PM

LauraTS, I was wondering the same thing. Of course even if it is old content, it would be nice to have all the fitting articles in the same book.



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Date: 10/5/12 8:25 PM

I can only speak for two previous books which Threads put out and the contents were from articles from the magazines, so I will assume that that will be the case in this new book. Yes, it would be nice to have all of them in one place.

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