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11 Years of Fit for Real People Book Changes Now Available as a PDF Download

Dear Fit for Real People Enthusiast,

We have made a lot of changes to Fit for Real People since it was first published in1995. If you have an older version of Fit for Real People and would like just the updated information instead of the newest Second Edition of the book, this downloadable PDF is just what you're looking for.

NOTE: If you are a teacher, we would suggest that you have the most current version of the book (ORDER HERE) - the one that says 6th printing 2009 on the back of the title page. But, for others who just don't want to buy a new book, you're welcome to order our update, which includes a bonus update - Refinements in Princess Bust Adjustments.

  $7.95
Fit for Real People Update plus BONUS Refinements in Princess Bust Adjustments.
The Princess Bust Adjustments are included in the Update PDF that will be available for download once you complete your purchase.
 

As a publisher, Palmer/Pletsch is unique in that when we reprint a book, we make product changes or corrections to errors, but every few, say 5-8 years, we do revisions. We do hands-on teaching and we are always learning and improving. Many books are written from pure research, but ours are written from experience and research. Our goal is to be the best we can be. Many of our titles are called "evergreen" in the book publishing industry--we don't go away, we just get better. The Joy of Cooking is an evergreen title.

Fit is a difficult concept and we learn more every time fashion changes and every time we teach.  I have been troubled about you not having the latest in techniques without buying an entire new book.  Since the Fit for Real People book was first written in 1998, we have had six reprints in which we made changes, first in 2005 and again when we did a second edition in 2007, and again in 2009. The latest version of the book says on the title page Second Edition Updated 2007 and on the back of the title page it says Seventh printing July 2010.  I have now decided that it is a win-win for both of us if we can offer you this option of a document with just the pages that have been changed.

We have put together 24 pages of IMPORTANT changes made in the last 12 years. These pages can also be found in the latest printing of Fit for Real People, available on our book page on this website.  If you don't have it in the easy-to-use spiral version, that would be a good choice, too, especially if you are a teacher.

Changed pages by page #:

13 & 16 size 26 added to the measurement charts
18-19 Louis XIV date corrected .
24 Marta and I finally bit the bullet and dropped the need to take the full bust measurement for size. We added a theory of where the term "bust" may have come from (versus breast).
26

updated information on sizes

30

pattern companies have converted totally to multi-size patterns—all new information working with them.

60 & 69 the "O" figure type added to the chart on page 60 and to the Body Graph Worksheet on page 69
107 eliminated tip about cutting off the notch—multi-size patterns no longer have them.
108

replaced cardboard cutting table that was no longer available with info on the folding cardboard cutting surface; however, the tables can now be ordered from www.primadonnadesign.com in the U.S. or www.foldawaycuttingtable.com

123

expanded information on the high round alteration

146-147 We added the "Y-bust" alteration for people fuller in chest area as well as bust. We dropped the original page 147 as we generally no longer fix the armhole gap by simply deepening the dart or shifting the front shoulder toward the neckline.
151-152

We found that the line 1 for a princess bust alteration needs to be close to the seam on the side front. We have working on this for four years. In 2009, we were finally happy with it! (Also see the expanded Princess Bust Adjustment available as a separate download.)

159

updated illustration and copy on removing a dart in a one-piece dress

169

new illustrated note about making a full arm adjustment in short sleeves

237 As patterns went to multi-size, they no longer have notches sticking out from the cut edge.
248

updated the information on computer patterns, added information on commerical patterns, and removed information about the custom body-wrap dress forms from Chicago that are no longer available

252-253 revised index reflects changes to date
BONUS: The latest in princess bust adjustments NOT in the latest book.

This is copyrighted material for a single-person use and not for re-sale or sharing.
© 2009 Palmer/Pletsch Inc.

 

 

Do you already have the newer Fit for Real People, but would love the Refinements in Princess Bust Adjustments?


$4.95

The PDF will be available for download once you complete your purchase.

 

                                                                                                                     

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