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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing; 2 edition (June 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935278966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935278965
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Marta Alto is the coauthor of Fit for Real People, Jackets for Real People, The Serger Idea Book, and Sewing Ultrasuede. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and the author of Creative Serging, Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing, and Sewing Ultrasuede. They both live in Portland, Oregon.


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Bien illustré, explications complètes. Toutefois pas à la portée de novices en couture de vêtements. J'ai résolu des problèmes que je rencontrais dans la couture de pantalons.
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This is exactly what I needed to help me make a pair of pants for myself. It has all the information needed to make adjustments to get the perfect fitting pants
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This book has it all for drafting pants patterns, sewing and fitting. Can't wait to sew some capris for summer.
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very nice to read but I will never use this book ---too complicated for me.
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HASH(0x9b5ffa1c) out of 5 stars Great fitting book Feb. 13 2013
By Kathryn Dane - Published on Amazon.com
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I have made my own clothes, pants included, for most of my life. Although I have several books on fitting, this is among the best of them. Marta goes into great detail in pin fitting both the pattern and the cloth garment. One thing I wish she had touched on is how the garments fit the models in positions other than standing up. A garment that is fitted to a standing model, may or may not feel comfortable when the model is sitting or squatting. The Palmer Pletsch method of fitting clothing has been around, tested, revised and tested again. The models in the book are not pencil thin, tall perfectly proportioned professional models, but ordinary women, both young and mature, whose bodies have a variety of shapes and fitting challenges. I find this a very helpful fitting aid.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b5ffc68) out of 5 stars So helpful and easy to follow! March 14 2013
By Linda C. Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a teach-myself-to-sew person as I do not have any person or educational center near me to help me out. And there is so much information out there on sewing! But I find most of it is geared towards more skilled levels or more generic information. I had decided to stick to one type of garment to develop my skills with; decided on pants, since I am hard to fit in that area, and bounced all over the place to find information. I was pleased, after much searching, to find this easy to follow book on pattern alteration for pants. Once I master my pants, I plan to use their other books to increase my skills in other areas.
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HASH(0x9b5ffc2c) out of 5 stars Insightful Oct. 7 2012
By Omar - Published on Amazon.com
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A great book for understanding pattern alterations and achieving the best fit possible for not 6'2", 8% body fat people.
Although the book is written for women, men's sewers can also find some good tricks in it.
I just love the way it's illustrated and the ease of following instructions.
I bought this book along http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GI0I8C metric pattern cutting for menswear, for a suit project (with very expensive fabric) I wanted to start and I must say it came amazing, best pants I've ever had.
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HASH(0x9b5fff20) out of 5 stars How to fit every body July 11 2013
By Carrie Disney - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is amazing. Well written, well illustrated, best alterations. Every fit problem is addressed. I have dozens of books and this series, are by far my favorite! If you wonder why garments sewn from patterns fit funny, get this book for Pants or Fit for Real People for tops and skirts.
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HASH(0x9b5fff80) out of 5 stars Very helpful. May still want to cross reference (because ... Jan. 20 2015
By Teresa, avid reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Very helpful. May still want to cross reference (because there are usually more ways than one to accomplish something), but this book is VERY informative. I've started customizing commercial patterns following these instructions.... they work!


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