Book Review – “Fit For Fashion” by Katherine Schlitz

The book “Fit for Fashion” by Katherine Schlitz is an exceptional guide for pattern alteration and fitting, and it’s highly recommended for anyone who enjoys sewing. The Sewing Buzz, has given an excellent review of this book.

Although written in 1983, this book is not outdated except in terms to it’s reference of tissue patterns and some outdated words.

The book covers everything from measuring oneself to pattern alteration techniques for different body parts, such as shoulders, bust, sleeves, skirts, and pants. The author provides clear and concise instructions on how to alter patterns for wide, square, sloping, narrow, and multiple shoulders, which is a great help for those with unique shoulder shapes.

The book also includes a full array of information on bust alterations, including vertical darted bodice, horizontal darted bodice, and bodice with no dart. It also covers reducing bust shape and Princess darts, which are fantastic techniques for plus-sized pattern alterations.

The sleeve alteration section is equally informative, providing guidance on sleeve length, girth changes, and Raglan sleeve alterations. The book also includes skirt alterations and introduces pants alterations, including changing the crotch point and preventing droopy drawers.

Sewing Pattern Secrets love and use this book in their pattern designs and highly recommend it for pattern alteration considerations. The book is well-written and easy to understand, making it suitable for beginners and advanced sewers alike.

In conclusion, “Fit for Fashion” by Katherine Schlitz is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve their pattern alteration skills. It’s a comprehensive guide that covers a wide range of alterations and provides clear instructions for each technique. Overall, it’s a valuable addition to any sewing enthusiast’s bookshelf.

You can purchase this books on Amazon or thrift shops, libraries and other sources of used books.

Marjorie Vaudreuil

HI. I'M MARGIE I love creating and creations of all kinds! I love Jesus, I love my family and I love to teach! That's what makes life exciting for me and that is why I have so much to share with you. I am founder and owner of SewingPatternSecrets LLC, based in Boston, MA. I am a writer and an avid sewist with a background in fine art and design from New England School of Art and Design, Boston. Sewing Patterns Secrets was conceived with my husband (my #1 supporter), inspired partly from my grandmother, but largely inspired by my mother, who passed in 2017. She supported many decades of my artistry, including, but not limited to, sewing. Whilst my mother was indeed, an important benefactor, my husband has unfailingly supported all of my endeavours and is the Director of Sales. As the Product and Project Director, I conceptualized, developed, produced, tested, and edited all of the 125+ curated sewing patterns, instructions and ebooks, using my decades of experience. I managed a team of fashion designers to help me with the 3D software and production. I and three other master seamstresses, vector artists, graphic designers, and one amazing fashion illustrator. Production took two solid years of detail and hard work and another six months of sales funnel creation. I give thanks to: Fer, Rima, Oksana, Debbie, Kathreen, Suanne, Elizabeth, Jacki, Bronwen, Kimberly, and the many others who contributed. As such, I am gifted with the ability to share with you my expertise and everything that I have learned along the way, as relates not only sewing, but to project and product creation and all areas of design: web, graphic, fashion, pattern and product creation. This would include 10s of software, marketing and SEO tools, affiliate marketing and so much more. All you have to do is ask! In addition to writing all of the ebooks for Sewing Pattern Secrets, I am also the main writer of this blog, but looking for other (Human) sewing bloggers who would like to partner with us. We welcome guest bloggers, vloggers, influencers and also an invitation to blog for you as well. We always want your advice and we also want to hear from you regarding ideas and improvements to our blog, product, or advertising. PLEASE COMMENT. Please do write me at Blessings, Margie "Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 (coming soon)

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