Pants For Real People: Fit And Sew For Any Body (Sewing For Real People)
Pants for Real People: Fit and Sew for Any Body (Sewing for Real People)
This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all different body types using the twin techniques of tissue- and fabric-fitting. Important sewing choices are highlighted, including choosing fabrics, selecting appropriate alteration tools, and finding styles that are most flattering. The fit-as-you-sew process of making pants is illustrated with progressive photographs of fitting pants for nine women of different size and shapes. Covered are a variety of styles including non-roll and expandable waistbands; centered, lapped, and invisible zippers; faced and contour waistlines; and cargo, double welt, and simple side seam pockets.
About the Author
Pati Palmer has designed more than 100 patterns for McCall Pattern Company and has had patterns featured in Family Circle, Vogue, and Australian Stitches. She is the author of Fit for Real People, Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing, and Sewing with Sergers. Marta Alto is the coauthor of The Serger Idea Book, Fit for Real People, and Sewing Ultrasuede. They both live in Portland, Oregon.