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From: Pudge99
Date: 05-14-2007, 10:19 AM (1 of 10)
OH I love yardsales! I got a whole stack of sewing books for a $1 each.
One of the books is Fitting Finess by Nancy Zieman. Does anyone have experience with her Pivot and Slide technique? I am curious to know how well it works.

This book could not have come along at a better time as I am so absolutlely frustrated with the fit on the last item I made for myself.
Pictures of my successes and failures
Pfaff 2040
Janome Mylock 134D
Singer Futura CE-100 w/ Autopunch
Husqvarna Viking 3D Sketch
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From: MartySews2
Date: 05-14-2007, 10:41 AM (2 of 10)
It was my first fitting book and the pivot and slide technique works well if you have the patience to do it in the step-by-step process.
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From: paroper
Date: 05-15-2007, 01:24 PM (3 of 10)
It sounds like the basic technique that we used in the 70s (and long before) for flat pattern and design.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: Cathie.Tombs
Date: 05-15-2007, 04:57 PM (4 of 10)
I have been trying to find out more about pivot and slide, for FBA. Could you explain it, please? That yard sale sounds delightful!!!!!!!! (I have narrow, sloping shoulders, narrow chest, and a whopping 46 inch bust - so HELP needed). Happy sewing, and thank you!!!!!!
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-15-2007, 05:46 PM (5 of 10)
Nancy's book should have everything you need.. I have seen her programs where that was demonstrated and she did a great job of showing how to do all the areas ..I did not order the companion book for that 3 program series, but Nancy's Notions has all her books .. You can order any of those in depth instructions..
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From: temom
Date: 05-15-2007, 10:03 PM (6 of 10)
I bought the book but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've heard good things about the technique, but couldn't tell you anything else.
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Member since: 01-19-2007
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From: EmaCon
Date: 05-17-2007, 01:13 AM (7 of 10)
I've used the pivot and slide method for narrow shoulders and a wider bust and found it easy to make the changes I needed with this method. I think the illustrations in the book are great and very straightforward.
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From: Skye
Date: 05-17-2007, 03:42 AM (8 of 10)
I got this book last year so far I have only used it for trousers and I am VERY happy closest "best" muslin yet- along with the Burda crotch curve:up:
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
From: smessier
Date: 05-18-2007, 12:23 PM (9 of 10)
I don't have the book, but I'd love to learn more about the pivot and slide method. Would any of you wise ladies be up to giving us a tutorial?

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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-18-2007, 05:16 PM (10 of 10)
Sorry, thats not my bag.. I'm right-brained so I can think logically for awhile, but not long enough to compose any kind of lesson.. Now , I am a great proof-reader if someone else wants to compose and me do the editing, I'm great at that..
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