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I put this chart on a separate page so you can keep it in your sewing room. You're going to sew more consistently, and therefore you'll get cut out faster, too. (If you want more details about this fitting technique, check out pages 27-33 in “Do You Love What You Sew?”) Use these garment measurements to compare with all of your patterns, but especially use these measurements to select The Fashion Sewing Group patterns because you will see they are based on garment measurements instead of body measurements. Make any necessary alterations before you cut the multi-sized pattern out, and you'll sew faster and with greater confidence. I promise.
Another advantage to having this information is to estimate yardage when you're shopping for fabrics, or when you want to compare a new pattern to your favorites--having it handy will relieve you of the stress attached to each new sewing adventure. Why gamble when you can make yourself a sure thing?
From your favorite jacket take these girth or width measurements at the full bust, hips, and waist.
____" below the neck seam, the bust width is_____"
____" below the neck seam, the waist width is_____"
____" below the neck seam, the hip width is_____"
The finished length from the back neck seam is ______" for a long jacket.
The finished length from the back neck seam is ______" for a short jacket.
The width around the bottom edge of a long jacket is ______".
The finished length from the back neck seam to the waist mark is _____".
From your favorite skirt and pants:
My waistband on a skirt/pants is _______" long (include the overlap/underlap).
The width around the bottom edge of my favorite skirt is_____" and width at bottom edge of pants is ______".
The finished width at the full hip on a skirt is____" and is ____" below the waist seam.
The finished width at the full hip on pants is ____" and is ____"
below the waist seam.
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