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TitleThe complete photo guide to perfect fitting
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Table of Contents
Title Page
Laying the Foundation
	Developing a Solid Approach to Fitting
		Why Fitting is Complicated
		Each Individual is Unique
	Pattern and Fitting Basics
		How Patterns are Developed
		Finding your way Around a Pattern
		Garment Silhouettes and Ease
		Choosing a Pattern Size
		Tools for Pattern Work and Fitting
		The Interrelationship Between Patterns and Fitting
		Overview of the Fitting Process
		Recognizing Fitting Issues
	A Framework for Fitting
		The Fitting Axis
		The Horizontal Balance Line
	Fundamentals of Fitting Muslins
		Learning to Look
		The Body as “Volume”
		Fitting Others and Yourself
		What to Wear for a Fitting
		Preparing the Test Muslin for a Fitting
		Clipping and Marking During a Fitting
		Keeping the Muslin Balanced
		Fitting Order
		Fitting Tips
		Assessing the Fit
	Fundamentals of Altering Patterns
		Glossary of Patternmaking Terms
		Making Flat Pattern Adjustments
		Transferring Muslin Markings to the Pattern
		Blending Seams, Using the Rulers, and Adding Seam Allowances
		Lengthening and Shortening Patterns, and Grainline Arrows
		Walking and Truing a Pattern
		Placing and Creating Notches
		Controlling Patterns with Built-in Ease
		Truing Difficult Seams
		Moving the Placement of a Seam
		Moving a Dart to a New Location
		Truing Dart Legs
		Scaling Patterns Up and Down
		Working in an Efficient Order
Developing your Ability
	The Process of Fitting Garments
		Bodice with Darts
		Bodice with Shoulder Princess Line
		Jacket with Side Panel with Set-in Sleeve
		Tunic with Armscye Princess Line
		Bodice with Raglan Sleeve
	Fitting Solutions for Body Types and Related Pattern Alterations
		Shoulder Line and Neck
		Set-in Sleeves
		Raglan Sleeves
		Waist and Hips
	Fitting Pants
		Understanding Body Mass and Pants Volume
		Fine-tuning the Fit
		The Process of Fitting Pants
		Body Type Examples
		Typical Pants Pattern Alterations
Going to the Next Level
	Correcting Pattern Elements Affected by Fitting Changes
	Get Creative
		Using Style Lines to Create Pleasing Proportions
		Dart Equivalents
		Collar Variations
		Cuffs and Sleeve Hems
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