Make It Fit will provide foolproof solutions on ways to tailor clothing for all body types. With illustrated instructions, this manual shows users how to measure, calculate, and mark basic patterns to customized dimensions. It also includes a pack of 29 full-sized slopers—basic patterns for garment sections, without style lines or seam allowances—printed on a soft, synthetic fabric to drape over the body or model form, allowing users to mold the pattern over an actual form to attain the correct measurements.
• Worksheets for planning patterns, measurements, and grading charts
• Step-by-step illustrations to analyze figure and take accurate body measurements
• Analyze Your Figure
• Take Body Measurements
• Slopers in Pack Illustrated and Identified
• Sew Your Fitting Muslin Using Adjusted Pattern Pack Slopers
• Adjust Your Fitting Muslin
• Trace Adjusted Slopers to Oak Tag
• Grading Chart for Sizing
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is a professor at Parsons School of Design in New York and an adjunct associate professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is also a technical consultant to Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy technical design teams. She is coordinator of junior studio methods at Parsons, teaching patternmaking, draping, and design. She has also taught courses in fashion drawing, merchandising, textiles, and mentors new faculty at both schools.