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Louise explains how to evaluate the figure to discover body changes that may have happened over time and that will require pattern changes to achieve good fit.

Using live models, Louise exaggerates fitting problems to make them clear to the viewer.

She explains how to measure the body, how to measure the pattern, then how to alter the pattern to fit.

She illustrates and explains pattern alterations for the various areas: back, shoulders, neckline, bust, waist, tummy, hips, and thighs.

For example, she shows, step-by-step, how to add a bust dart and how to alter for a forward shoulder.

She shows how to mention upper arm circumference, then how to alter a sleeve to accommodate a specific arm.

Viewers can evaluate which areas are of concern for them, how to measure themselves, which pattern alterations are required, and how to make those alterations for themselves.