Pattern Making Systems allow a person to make just about any garment to his/her size. The two most popular are Lutterloh www.Lutterloh.com and Sure-Fit Designs. SureFitDesigns.com .
There have been others along the way. The American Way to True-Fit Patterns was apparently connected to Lutterloh in some way. Recently I found the same outfits in same pose, in a Lutterloh manual for sale at ebay. There was a True-Fit (Lutterloh) in Florida, but that has been inactive for a few years.
I've been told that Sure-Fit developed as a result of Dusan's Magic Fit but am not certain. on this.
Using a special tape measure, you measure yourself, then make dots to correspond with the numbers given
on the pattern, in a radiating fashion,
then connect the dots.
This is the pattern for this outfit. (I've covered the numbers, because of copyrights.)
This True-Fit (manual only) was $2 at an estate sale. The original credit card
receipt was there and the entire kit
cost $40 in 1977. Yes, the styles are a "bit" dated but there are always
some patterns which can be used. There are 8 patterns missing, but, for $2, I'm not going to get too upset.
The Perfect Fit ($8) I recognize from magazine ads of the era.
This system is similar to the others, with its own special tape. It also has "trans dart" template (for moving darts), where were actually there! Missing are front and back armhole curve templates as well as a French curve, but I have those from other sources.
The wonderful thing about these systems is that one would need to fit them only once, then just tweek other patterns made from the same pattern.
Hopefully, I'll have more on these systems later in the year.
Has anyone used any of these systems and care to share their experiences with them?