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    Default Need sources to determine FIT of a garment

    The long story is that I spent part of Christmas break in an upscale suburb -- and I was surprised to see people (in church and such) wearing lovely clothes that seemed to fit badly.

    There was one teal sweater that looked like cashmere. But the armhole seams looked as if they were pulling toward the back.

    But I digress.

    I'd like to improve my sewing skills. And get the fit right.

    Any tips? Any books or websites?

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    I really like my "Fitted Knits" book for just that reason. It is more than just patterns (and the patterns that are in there are all top down with little seaming, my fave! lol). It has great information about sizing and measuring yourself for the perfect fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    I really like my "Fitted Knits" book for just that reason. It is more than just patterns (and the patterns that are in there are all top down with little seaming, my fave! lol). It has great information about sizing and measuring yourself for the perfect fit.
    Our library has that book. Off to put in a request!

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    Another good one is supposed to be Twisted Sisters Sweater book or something like that? I do not have that one, I have their sock book and it really is great. It is more than a pattern book, like the Fitted Knits book.

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    I have Nancy Zieman's 'Fitting Finesse'. I'm not good at fitting - which is why I quilt I keep telling myself I need to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovesewing View Post
    I have Nancy Zieman's 'Fitting Finesse'. I'm not good at fitting - which is why I quilt I keep telling myself I need to learn.
    Is that a video series?

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    No, it's a book. Should be at your library...

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    People wear clothes that fit poorly because they don't understand their bodies. They don't know how to dress for their body type. The second problem is people who are just to cheap to have a garment off the rack tailored. I can identity with that myself. LOL

    And the third reason, it seams that very few people in modern society have any domestic skills. There was a time that every woman ( expect royalty) knew how to sew. IT was a requirement not a choice. IT really isn't that hard once you learn the basic knowledge required to get good results. I'm learning how to tailor , to date everything I have made has ended in trash . LOL But I just need to keep trying.

    Good luck to you, I think it's exciting that you want to learn

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