Monday, August 19, 2013

Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting--a Review

The  Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting by Sarah Veblen came out early this year.

My shelves are filled with design, fitting, and sewing books, but this book is on my "Best Ones" list.

It so reminds me of a college level sewing textbook from the early 50s I have, where there are photos of exactly how to fit---and on the person.                                                           
She covers bodices, including princess seams; sleeves of various types; skirts; and slacks.  The slacks fitting is limited.  Maybe she was limited to x number of pages and was left with only a handful for the slacks fitting.  I suppose it is possible that she will be writing a separate book on slacks(one can only hope). :)                                                             
The book is geared toward having a fitter and a client.  Though it is doubtful  that most of us have a fitter, much less clients, the book is extremely helpful.
Fitting yourself requires a lot of taking off and putting on muslins, but that would be the way to get the most out of this book.     
In some cases she made three muslins per garment, but then she is being paid by the client to get a perfect fit!  In many cases I think one muslin, with adjustments included, should be sufficient.   
The book gets a thumbs up--way up--from me.
ISBN# 13:978-1-58923-608-0 (pbk)
ISBN# 10: 1-58923-608-4 (soft cover)
As usual, click on the pics to view a larger version.


BeaJay said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know that the Lutterloh was wrong. I had just started sewing and it stumped me so much that I put the system away and haven't pulled it out since. I may take another look now.

glorm said...

They've been around since 1935 fitting all types of bodies and it bothers me when I find an error like that, so I had to let you know that it wasn't your doing.

Judith said...

Your shelves must be a great source of knowledge for you - would love to have a collection like this to browse through at home. Imagine the luxury of having a fitter - mine is just my reflection in the mirror!
Off to have a peek around your blog...J

glorm said...

Thanks for commenting, Judith. I have the same fitter as you! LOL.

I've seen that Australia avatar all over Blogger. You're quite the traveler.

catspec said...

This fitting post is great. What a nifty book this looks like. Thanks GL!

glorm said...

It's the most thorough fitting book using a muslin that I have found. I think it's worth the price if the reader uses the book for only area of fit.