Ahead of the Curve is a first of its kind: a body-positive guide to how to fit sewing patterns if you’re curvy or plus size, with five full-size, brand new Cashmerette patterns in sizes US 12 – 32 and cup sizes C – H with which to hone your fitting skills!
Author Jenny Rushmore wrote the book she wished had existed when she learned to sew: one that shows us how to make adjustments to sewing patterns to fit our unique and fabulous bodies, without shaming or focusing on “hiding flaws”. It’s the Cashmerette you know and love – now in book form!
Ahead of the Curve is jam-packed with fitting content, from extensive guidance on how to pick a size (often trickier than it seems), to help decoding measurement charts, through to the heart of the book, which is a series of Fit Clinics, focused on adjustments for each part of your body. To make it as easy as possible to identify fit issues, there are "before" and "after" photos for every single adjustment.
Each adjustment in the Fit Clinics is demonstrated using one (or more) of the included patterns – the idea is that you can follow along to perfect the fit, making it as easy as possible to learn the techniques. Once you’ve mastered them, the sky’s the limit! Welcome to the world of a wardrobe that fits.