Achieving perfectly fitting clothes can be a challenge because commercial sewing patterns are designed for a standard figure that may not be quite the same as yours. This book provides user-friendly techniques to alter commercial patterns for a perfect fit & a flattering result. You end up with a master fitting pattern that is a true reflection of your figure, which you can use again & again to customize & design garments that fit correctly, look great, & are comfortable to wear. This step-by-step guide starts with taking accurate body measurements & comparing them with the fitting patterns from 6 popular pattern companies. Color photos.