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Pattern Fitting With Confidence

Pattern Fitting With Confidence Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 0896895742
Release 2008-07-21
Pages 128
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Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy - no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching—just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.

Nancy Zieman s Confident Sewing Collection

Nancy Zieman s Confident Sewing Collection Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 1440241570
Release 2014
Pages 399
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Collects three volumes that teach sewing and serging techniques as well as methods for fitting and altering patterns.

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting Author Sarah Veblen
ISBN-10 9781610581776
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 128
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Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: - The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting - How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds - How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems - How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily - Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.

First Time Garment Fitting

First Time Garment Fitting Author Sarah Veblen
ISBN-10 9781631594823
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 128
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In First Time Garment Fitting, sewing and design expert Sarah Veblen takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know to adapt patterns so you can sew garments that fit just right. With detailed descriptions of essential tools and techniques, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you altering patterns and sewing tops, pants, and skirts that fit you to a T in no time. The projects introduce key skills you’ll use again and again for all your garment sewing. With First Time Garment Fitting, you’ll soon be sewing amazing clothing with confidence.

Sew Knits with Confidence

Sew Knits with Confidence Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 1440230331
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 128
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It's sew on! What's not to love about knits? They're flexible and fashionable, extremely versatile, and completely wearable. But are they too tricky to sew? Not with expert Nancy Zieman at your side! Nancy's no-fear approach to this easy yet comprehensive guide will inspire you to try all kinds of knit fabrics in your sewing projects, for results that are truly rewarding. With this book, you will: Learn about a wide variety of knit fabrics and their best sewing uses. Practice basic techniques and pick up dozens of tips that will build your confidence. Discover how to choose the right knit fabric for your needs. Test your skills on 5 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, ready to sew and wear. Even the most challenging knit is no match for you and your sewing machine with this helpful guide. Let's sew!

Fit for Real People

Fit for Real People Author Pati Palmer
ISBN-10 0935278656
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 256
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Comprehesive pattern alteration book with clear photos and easy to understand language. Covers large range areas in pattern fitting.

The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit Author Creative Publishing International
ISBN-10 1845430581
Release 2005
Pages 128
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Fitting is more than learning how to adjust patterns. It is achieving a feeling of self-confidence that comes from knowing that your clothes are comfortable and attractive. Well-fitted garments that are oversized look fashionably loose-fitting rather than baggy; garments that are close to the body allow you to move comfortably because they are not binding. Whatever the style, a good fit eliminates unattractive wrinkles and gaping that draw attentions to problems. The Perfect Fit comes packed with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step colour photography that will help you master the art of fitting in no time. When you have successfully completed fitting adjustments on one pattern, you can take similar steps with other patterns and gradually develop expertise through experience. In the process you will educate your eye to see additional improvements worth making. Every time you work through a fitting technique featured in The Perfect Fit you will learn something of value. Compiled by the editors of Creative Publishing international (CPi).

Create the Perfect Fit

Create the Perfect Fit Author Joi Mahon
ISBN-10 1440239614
Release 2014
Pages 144
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"Joi will guide you through evaluating the body, compensating for figure variations, taking extensive measurements and applying them to a commercial pattern to see how these vital pattern adjustments affect fit."--Provided by publisher.

Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method

Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method Author Sara Alm
ISBN-10 9781589239340
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 176
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"The Flat Pattern Method teaches you to customize your clothes with new pattern shapes, style lines, and details with step-by-step instructions!"--

Fast Fit

Fast Fit Author Sandra Betzina
ISBN-10 1561586498
Release 2003
Pages 256
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Sandra Betzina's tried and true--and easy to do--techniques for creating clothes that fit and flatter your unique shape.

Nancy Zieman s Sewing A to Z

Nancy Zieman s Sewing A to Z Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 1440214298
Release 2011-07-14
Pages 144
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The Answers to All Your Sewing Questions! Whether you're a novice sewer or a skilled seamstress, who better to go to for sewing answers and advice than expert Nancy Zieman? Set aside your sewing fears and let Nancy guide you step-by-step through 100+ basic to advanced sewing methods and techniques. Arranged in alphabetical order for fast and easy reference, this handy guide will make its permanent home by your sewing machine or on your workspace. With over 100 topics ranging from Appliqué to Zippers, Nancy will help you achieve beautiful results with every project. Helpful Notes from Nancy throughout the book provide insights and tips for a variety of sewing techniques and skills. Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat for hands-free reference while you sew, cut or press. Clear, concise instructions and detailed illustrations help make even the most advanced techniques easy to understand and successfully execute. A wealth of information and instruction from your favorite sewing expert is at your fingertips in this go-to guide! Stitch with ease and assurance with Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z by your side!

Seams Unlikely

Seams Unlikely Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 9780988478978
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 301
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Millions of women learned to sew while watching the inimitable Nancy Zieman on public television's, "Sewing with Nancy." Many of them have Googled phrases like "stroke Nancy Zieman" in an effort to discover the reasons behind the partial paralysis of Nancy's beautiful face. Viewers purchased products Nancy used through Nancy's Notions, followed patterns she created for McCall's, and enjoyed meeting distinguished guests via the show. Now, Nancy takes her viewers behind the scenes of her life. She shares about the Bell's palsy that not only affected her appearance, but also her esteem and physical abilities. Readers learn about the growth of Nancy professionally: from addressing catalogs at the kitchen table to growing a multi-million dollar notions business - and personally: marrying Rich, then growing a family through birth and adoption. Through it all, the picture emerges of a hard-working woman who overcame various and varied obstacles to become what she is today: successful, skilled, gracious, and loved by millions of viewers.

Five Hundred and One Sewing Hints

Five Hundred and One Sewing Hints Author Nancy Zieman
ISBN-10 0848714644
Release 1995
Pages 144
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Zieman, America's most watched sewing personality, gathers together over 500 favorite ideas submitted by her TV viewers. Readers will find ways to simplify sewing, organize supplies and discover the latest tools and notions, plus Zieman shares her first sewing memories and how she began her successful sewing career. Photos.

The Magic Pattern Book

The Magic Pattern Book Author Amy Barickman
ISBN-10 9780761171621
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 310
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Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.

Fitting Finesse

Fitting Finesse Author Nancy Luedtke Zieman
ISBN-10 0848714377
Release 1994
Pages 144
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Fitting Finesse is my painless approach to fitting--both for you and your pattern!.

Easy Guide to Sewing Jackets

Easy Guide to Sewing Jackets Author Cecelia Podolak
ISBN-10 1561581100
Release 1995
Pages 111
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This guide takes both new and experienced sewers completely through the construction process of a jacket.

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

Fitting and Pattern Alteration Author Elizabeth Liechty
ISBN-10 1628929723
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 480
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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 ~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives ~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content ~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns ~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! - Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips - Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501318207.