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The Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide To Fitting

Author : Pati Palmer
ISBN : 1618471015
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 51.43 MB
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From tissue-fitting pioneers Pati Palmer and Marta Alto comes a new book whose title says it all: The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting: Sew Great Clothes for Every Body! Fit Any Fashion Pattern.It's been 20 years since their last book about fitting and altering sewing patterns, Fit for Real People. For Palmer and Alto, that means 20 more years of hands-on learning and experience from fitting more "real people" of all shapes and sizes from around the globe. Having long ago dispensed with tedious measuring or making a muslin to check the fit of a sewing pattern, the authors have mastered the process of tissue-fitting. This means simply "trying on" the pattern's tissue pieces to check systematically for where to alter the pattern for a custom fit. The pattern pieces themselves become the "muslin.""Systematically" means following the tissue-fitting sequence they've developed and refined. It's a no-guess order of fitting that ensures success. The book reinforces this sequence since the alteration chapters themselves are ordered in the same sequence. Readers are instructed to start with length and width, move on to the back, check the neck and shoulders, all before even considering how the pattern fits in the bust. As they work through the pattern, sewers will alter the tissue and try on again until the tissue fits well. The book then instructs how to pin-fit the fabric for a final tweaking before sewing.The book explains all facets of pattern fitting and alteration to give readers the background and guidance they need to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company. Instructions include:* Take just one measurement to determine the right pattern size to buy. Find out what to do if you are between sizes or a different size top and bottom.* Make a "body map" with a close-fitting dress pattern to see how you differ from the "standard" on which sewing patterns are based.* Learn from "real people" examples of a variety of bodies and their individual alterations. * Use the book's new "wrinkle dictionary" to identify a needed pattern alteration. "Wrinkles point to the problem," say the authors, and now you can look up the page reference for a solution. * See how age can affect body shape, from preteen to octogenarian.* Take note of the latest sewing techniques for garment details that affect fit, such as darts, zippers and sleeves, for enhancing the look of a well-fitted garment.* Learn basic skills for designing or redesigning for myriad variations using the same pattern.Throughout the book, step-by step instructions are accompanied by full-color photography and a new style of technical art that is extremely clear. Short captions explain each illustration.As a bonus, the authors detail the evolution of ready-to-wear and pattern sizing over the past century, along with their own history in pioneering the art and practice of tissue-fitting.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Knits For Real People

Author : Susan Neall
ISBN : 9781618470447
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 52.4 MB
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Unsure how to sew the new knits so they'll look great and fit better than ready-to-wear? Knits for Real People helps readers sort out the differences in fabric types and explains the fitting and sewing techniques for each. Photographs of knit fashions from McCall's, Vogue, and Butterick pattern companies provide inspiration throughout the book and illustrate the many types of knits. The many techniques explained include: layout, cutting, and marking; seaming techniques using sewing machines and sergers, including the use of the differential feed feature; creative embellishments, including piping, flounces, "peepers," and decorative serging; neckline and edge finishes, including bands, collars, and bindings; sleeves, hems and closures; and fitting techniques for tops, pants, and activewear. Knit fabrics are very popular in fabric stores and this book helps people take advantage by teaching how to fit patterns for this versatile material.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Fit For Real People

Author : Marta Alto
ISBN : 0935278435
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 60.35 MB
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Provides step-by-step instructions for fitting women's patterns for all shapes and sizes, and presents techniques for sewing and creating personalized designs
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn To Sew With Janet Corzatt Level 4

Author : Janet Corzatt
ISBN : 1618470701
Genre :
File Size : 62.28 MB
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Janet's series of four levels is geared toward the beginner, covering all the basics to help people start sewing on their own and teach them the vocabulary of sewing. Step-by-step pattern instructions go through the construction of projects. This is the fourth level of a four-level program. In LEVEL ONE users sewed samples for a notebook, plus a child-sized or adult-sized apron. In LEVEL TWO they made more samples for their notebook and a kimono-style robe of any length with a band and pockets. In LEVEL THREE, they made more samples for their notebook plus two-piece pajamas. In LEVEL FOUR, learn how to sew zippers, elastic, buttonholes, and much more. These are the skills you will use over and over. NOTE: You may sew these samples before Level Three since some are used in the pajamas. This four-level program makes it easier than ever for people to learn fashion sewing.
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Pants For Real People

Author : Marta Alto
ISBN : 9781618470355
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 75.49 MB
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This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all body types using the twin techniques of tissue fitting 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 and step-by-step illustrations. A variety of styles are covered, including nonroll, expandable, and contour waistbands; side seam and patched pockets; and easy hems and cuffs. This updated second edition features refinements to the fitting and sewing information and has added instructions on the fitting and sewing of jeans and no-side-seam pants.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Real Estate For Real People

Author : Wade Cook
ISBN : 0910019932
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.72 MB
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Taking readers through every step of investing in real estate, this guide discusses what to look for in a property, how to spot potential problems, and what the paperwork really means. Novice investors as well as experienced ones will benefit from the innovative investment methods that teach readers how to make incredible returns.
Category: Business & Economics

Fit And Healthy For Dummies Two Ebook Bundle With Bonus Mini Ebook

Author : Targosz
ISBN : 9781118597002
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 55.1 MB
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Two complete eBooks for one low price AND a bonus mini edition! Created and compiled by the publisher, this bundle brings together two healthy titles and a bonus “mini” edition of Ten Minute Tone -Ups For Dummies. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following two titles and the following mini edition: Nutrition For Dummies, 5th Edition You've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most adages you've long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health—no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition for anyone who may have fallen asleep in health class, wants to brush up on what they already know, or is looking to keep up-to-speed on the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the skinny on how to put together a healthy shopping list, how to prepare foods that are good for the body and soul, and ten easy ways to cut calories. An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier ever after. Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body! Ten Minute Tone-Ups For Dummies, Mini Edition Need to tone up in a hurry? This safe, sensible exercise program delivers fast results while targeting your trouble spots in quick ten-minute sessions. We’ve taken the text from the original mini print edition of this title (64 pages) and included it in this bundle as special bonus. About the Author of Nutrition For Dummies, 5th Edition Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and is the author of more than 20 books on food and health. She has contributed to many major publications including the New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News. Carol holds a master's degree from Columbia University. About the Authors of Fitness For Dummies,4th Edition Suzanne Schlosberg is a fitness writer whose work has appeared in Shape, Health, Fit Pregnancy, Ladies' Home Journal, and other magazines. Liz Neporent is a health and fitness expert
Category: Health & Fitness

The Basics Of Social Research

Author : Earl R. Babbie
ISBN : 9781285531595
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.79 MB
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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. With increased emphasis on qualitative research and practical applications, this edition is authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging enough to help students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Money Basics For Everyday People

Author : K.C. Hobbs
ISBN : 9781450098434
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.65 MB
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MONEY BASIC$ FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE was created from a desire that all Americans should have the opportunity to acquire their own personal fortunes and live their dreams. It is not our lack of effort and hard work that keeps us from having our wealth. The problem is that most people lack the knowledge to make their money work for them. Since money principles are not emphasized in schools and most financial books are too complicated and detailed in content, people never learn the basics. The American savings rate has been in decline for the last 65 years and millions of hard working couples are now retiring at or just above the poverty level. This book is designed to give basic money information that everyday people can understand and really put to use. The purpose of MONEY BASIC$ for EVERYDAY PEOPLE is to provide simple and useable ideas about money concepts that may have been hidden from you. This book will offer insights into how money works that your families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers do not know. You will learn that you don’t have to be a financial wizard to make your money work harder. Below are a few examples: Would you like a bigger tax refund check? Would you like to know how to save for 6 years and you could possibly have your retirement? Would you like to save hundreds of dollars on your insurance premiums? Would you like to know more than most people in America about money? Would you like to finally have your EYES WIDE OPENED to the mystique of finance? These pages are full of proven concepts and ideas to help you achieve your financial goals. I have purposely concentrated only on the most important topics that will explain how to make your money work harder. What you will need to learn is condensed into just FIVE SIMPLE STEPS that will be easy to understand and put into use everyday. By learning and using the FIVE SIMPLE STEPS that are explained in these chapters, you can achieve financial freedom.
Category: Business & Economics