Pants for Real People

Pants for Real People

Fit and Sew for Any Body!

Book - 2012
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This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all body types using the twin techniques of tissue fitting and fabric fitting. Important sewing choices are highlighted, including choosing fabrics, selecting appropriate alteration tools, and finding styles that are most flattering. The fit-as-you-sew process of making pants is illustrated with progressive photographs and step-by-step illustrations. A variety of styles are covered, including nonroll, expandable, and contour waistbands; side seam and patched pockets; and easy hems and cuffs. This updated second edition features refinements to the fitting and sewing information and has added instructions on the fitting and sewing of jeans and no-side-seam pants.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Palmer Pletsch Pub., [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780935278965
Branch Call Number: 646.408 P182P
Characteristics: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Alto, Marta


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Jul 15, 2013

Excellent how-to on getting the right fit for a variety of real women's bodies! Lots of photographs, extra tips, step-by-step instructions. I am a professional sewer and had no problem with the text or photos. Some sewing knowledge would be an asset but even the beginner would not find this difficult to understand. Tissue fitting is interesting but I don't use this method as the pattern paper is so thin it rips but if you've got an "assistant" to help then it would be much easier. This one is now on my Christmas wish list! I have often found errors, re instruction, in other books but did not find any in this book.


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