"A comfortable, attractive garment fits properly. It is neither too large nor too small and conforms to the contours of the body without binding, sagging, straining, or wrinkling.
Pattern adjustment or alteration is often necessary to achieve good fit in a garment. Making adjustments or alterations before the garment is cut from fabric will eliminate many problems. Use this collection of alteration guidelines to solve womenís most common fitting problems."
- College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University