Sewcial Studies: Fitting and Pattern Alteration *Book*

So loves, I attended the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo.

I took pictures...

Checked out some of the amazing crafts...

Became the star of my own TV show...

Oh, and I took a couple of classes too.

My favorite class was What Comes First in Fit?, taught by the talented Lorraine Henry.

After my last post about sizing, I thought this session would be perfect for me. And it was truly an eye-opener! I never knew there were so many changes that could be made to commercial patterns. I just assumed that my body was wonky, and that was the reason I had to add and subtract all over the place!

We were given great tips and tricks for making patterns work for your figure, and I can't wait to try them out.

Lorraine also shared the name of one of her favorite books--one that I plan on getting my hands on ASAP.

Fitting And Pattern Alteration

Fitting & Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration


Elizabeth Liechty, Judith Rasband, and Della Pottbery-Steineckert

This has to be one of the most comprehensive books out there. It even breaks things down by body type. There's something for virtually EVERYBODY!

Consider this a Sewcial Studies must-have!!

What are some of your favorite books and sewing resources?

I'd love to discover more and feature them on my Sewcial Studies list!

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