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Fitting and Pattern Alteration


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Preface Acknowledgments, Resources PART ONE: Get Ready 1. Preparing for Success in Apparel Fitting and Alteration 2. Using the Elements and Principles of Design in Apparel Design and Style Selection 3. Fitting Standards in Apparel PART TWO: Get Set 4. Alternative Methods of Figure Evaluation and Style Selection 5. Alternative Methods of Fitting 6. Alternative Methods of Pattern Alteration 7. Personalized Patterns and Sloper PART THREE: Go! Introduction 8. Bodices 9. Sleeves 10. Skirts and Pants Glossary Index

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This all-inclusive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration that are rooted in the elements and principles of design. Using an easy-to-follow approach, procedures for measuring, fitting, and altering the bodice, sleeve, skirt and pant are clearly identified and fully illustrated.

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Elizabeth Liechty is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University, USA. Judith Rasband is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA. Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University, USA.


No other book addresses the topic as clearly and as concise as this one . . . I would consider it a 'Bible' on the subject. It is packed with information, challenges and solutions. -- Luz Pascal, FIT, US
The books strength is that is offers a more objective way of assessing fit by giving guidance on what good fit should be something which is not explicit within the clothing industry. It also acknowledges that ideas of good fit can change given a particular season. The book enables students to approach fit is a logical and systematic way and provides solutions which they understand easily and have the skill set to undertake. -- Paula Wren, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
This is a comprehensive compendium of fitting and pattern alteration information. This text is appropriate for the intermediate student and as a resource, is very accessible and intuitive to use. -- Susan O'Neill, Seton Hall University, US

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