As my old Granny used to say, "Everything ain't for everybody." Actually, my grandmother never said that, but it's still true. Lots of people on Pattern Review love "Fit for Real People". "My Fit Bible" said one reader. "...by far my favorite", said another. "If I were to own only one book on fit, this would be the one", a third reader proclaimed. It's one of Pattern Review's top 15 books, for goodness' sake. Me? I was less than impressed. Admittedly, I haven't tried Palmer and Alto's methods yet, but I don't think I'll like it. It's tissue fitting! Ugh!
I will not try it in a boat.
I will not try it in a coat.
I will not try it with a fox.
I will not try it in my socks.
I will not tissue fit -- No, Ma'am!
I will not do it, Sam I Am!
First of all, you need a partner. Getting someone to help you tissue fit is like getting someone to help you move. You can only ask your closest, dearest friends and you totally understand if they say, "no!". Secondly, I tried tissue fitting once. (Once!) I sweated and ruined the pattern!!! What a mess!
The book is very easy to read and I do plan to read it throughly. Maybe after I read it, I'll be willing to try tissue fitting again. Maybe I'll be like the character in Dr. Seuss' book and discover I like Green Eggs and Ham after all!