When dealing with mass production, many people must adjust the fit of apparel to better accommodate their proportions. Thus alterations provide customization of mass produced ready-to-wear and patterns.

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ABSTRACT: If you can't find jeans that fit, don't give up yet.

KEYWORDS: Body; Fit; Jeans

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ABSTRACT: Learn how to select a bra that's just right for your body

KEYWORDS: Body; Style

Johnson, F. (1933). A comparison of the variation in size of some commercially made garments with variations in body measurements of a selected group of women. Master's thesis, Kansas State University.


KEYWORDS: Size; Variation ; Commercial Garments; Body measurements

Matsuda, R., & Imaoka, H. (1995). A graphic method to simulate garment fitting on a human body model in various posture. Seni Gakkai Shi, 51(5), 225.


KEYWORDS: Body ; Garment fitting

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KEYWORDS: Size; Body size

Saladino, K. B. (1970). Fit of women's slacks in relations to body shape. Unpublished Master's thesis, Iowa State University.


KEYWORDS: Body shape

Shim, S., Sparks, C., Kotsiopulos, A. (1994). Men's satisfaction with the fit and availability of ready-to-wear clothing. Canadian Home Economics Journal, 44(1), 26-31.


KEYWORDS: Satisfaction with fit; Ready-to-wear apparel; Men

Williams, A. A. (1974). Fit of clothing related to body image, body build, and selected clothing attitudes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


KEYWORDS: Body build

Zimmerman, Z. L. (1977). Pattern alteration worksheet: Guide to good fit. Kansas: Extension Service.

ABSTRACT: This publication illustrates how to take accurate body measurements, including slashes in pattern for various adjustments.

KEYWORDS: Body type; Alteration; Measurements; Fit; Slash method; Pattern size