Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, 2nd Edition, shows you how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration that are rooted in the elements and principles of design. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated. Highlights of this edition include alternative methods of figure evaluation, information about choosing the right style to enhance one's figure, and instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.
Revised illustrations (second color added) showing directional measuring needed to facilitate the alteration process
Each figure variation clearly identifying the cause of the fitting problem
New fashion photos showing actual examples of figure variations
Clear headings, objectives, questions, exercises, and âReality Checkâ boxes reinforcing the learning experience
Preparing for Success in Apparel Fitting and Alteration
Using the Elements and Principles of Design in Apparel
Fitting Standards in Apparel
Alternative Methods of Figure Evaluation and Style Selection
Alternative Methods of Fitting
Alternative Methods of Pattern Alteration
Personalized Patterns and Slopers
Skirts and Pants
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Elizabeth L. Liechty
is a Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University in Utah. She has taught classes to adult and student learners in the clothing, fitting, and tailoring fields.
Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert
is a Teaching Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. She pursued a teaching career as a secondary educator of home economics and adult education plus university-level clothing construction, patternmaking, draping and fitting. She taught at the Florida State University while earning a doctoral degree. During her 29 years of teaching at Brigham Young University she originated and developed the "seam method" of pattern alteration and was awarded the distinction of "Outstanding Teacher" and being selected as the "Virginia Cutler Lecturer". She also developed and directed the Intermountain Sewing and Needlework Conference.
Judith A. Rasband
is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and Executive Director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management, an organization involved in the creation of education materials on appearance-related topics. She combines 30 years of experience in fashion education and business. A veteran educator, she has taught secondary-level, community college, and university courses in clothing selection and construction. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).