The Fitting Book by Gina Renee Dunham

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gina Renee Designs (1 June 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 278 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3033083749
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3033083745

Think of the moment you wear an outfit you have sewn for the first time. Think of how happy, proud, and accomplished you feel, all because it fits and you love it.

Many women struggle with the standard sizing of commercial or indie sewing patterns, which often leads to fitting issues. This garment fitting guide will help you adjust sewing patterns to achieve the perfect fit you desire.

This fitting book has visual sketches and links to videos to help during each step of the 3-part fitting process.
Here’s How it Works:
A) Identify the Fitting Issue.
B) Pin, Cut, & Tape the Fitting Sample.
C) Correct the Sewing Pattern.

The Fitting Book covers the following categories for pattern alterations:

  • Full Bust Adjustments (FBA) – bodice alterations for princess seams, darts, no darts
  • Small Bust Adjustments (SBA) – bodice alterations for princess seams, darts, no darts
  • Armscye and sleeve alterations
  • Front width, back and shoulder pattern adjustments
  • Neckline pattern corrections
  • Basic skirt pattern alterations
  • Dress alterations – Top/bodice adjustments and skirts
  • Fitting pants – this is my specialty and what I am known for in the industry
  • Demystifying draglines (my secret to understanding diagonal draglines in garment fitting)

You will learn about terminology, abbreviations, pattern tools, and patternmaking supplies. The Fitting Book shows how to use a hip curve, a French curve, and a clear ruler for patternmaking. The pattern corrections can be applied to womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, knit styles, and woven styles. The sketches and photos are in black and white. Finally, you will learn about the customization scale in garment fitting and patternmaking.

I share my knowledge from fitting tens of thousands of garments while working in the garment industry since 2003. You will learn industry-expert fitting tips to achieve the customized fit you desire.

If you are one of my 55,000+ followers on Instagram and Facebook, you may have seen my short fitting videos. For all the fitting alterations in this book, there are corresponding simple videos to reference. There are QR codes that can be scanned with a smartphone which direct you to each fitting correction. The videos give you a quick visual of how to do each correction, so you never get stuck.

Stop wasting your time and money sewing clothes that don’t fit well.

It’s time to sew the clothes you love that fit.


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