For years I have been reading books written by Sandra Betzina. I'm more surprised at how many seasoned sewist are not aware of who she is. Sandra is a national sewing educator. She has been sewing for over 40 years. Sandra is one of many sewing instructors who are experts in fitting garment patterns.
Many sewist abandon garment sewing for quilting because they are frustrated by fit. The pattern manufacturers (McCall, Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity etal) have made it easier by producing multi-sized patterns. No of us is the size of a size 2 model or the dress form. I for one am one size in the bodice and another at the waist and hips. Multi sized patterns help to solve this.
The proper fitting tools and knowledge make pattern fitting so easy. Sandra Betzina is the best in my opinion at teaching pattern fitting. She will be visiting the Sassy Sewer on Tuesday, 9/16/08 for all full day lecture and hands on workshop to show you how to get a better fit. You won't want to miss this. She is so busy touring the US and other countries teaching pattern fit. For more details please visit sassysewer.com