Fitting and Pattern Alteration A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-02-25
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

New to this Edition

~ New STUDIO includes online self-quizzes, flashcards, a new glossary, additional exercises and questions for discussion
~ New chapter objectives highlight learning goals for students
~ New graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns

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Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments, Resources, Suggested Readings
PART ONE: Get Ready
1. Preparing for Success in Apparel Fitting and Alteration
2. Using the Elements and Principles of Design in Apparel
3. Fitting Standards in Apparel
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
8. Bodices
9. Sleeves
10. Skirts and Pants

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